This gay teen has to come out to her grandmother every time she sees her (VIDEO)

Rosie West November 3, 2016
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A gay teen has described was it is like to come out several time to the same person.

Megan Gail Yeo was delighted by her grandmother’s reaction when she came out.

“She was so thrilled,” Megan explained.

Following her gran’s positive reaction, the teen was quick to take her girlfriend round for an introduction.

“It was really beautiful to have this really strong woman who is my grandmother meet this wonderful, strong woman who is my partner,” she recalls.

“And that was really special to me that they knew each other.”

However, in a heartbreaking twist, Megan’s grandmother began to exhibit signs of Alzheimer’s, quickly forgetting that her granddaughter was gay and asking if she had met any “nice boys”.

“I take a deep breath, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m gay, I’m dating a woman, her name is Erika, you’ve met her, I’m really happy, I really like being who I am. This is just who I am.’”

And despite her loss of memory, her grandmother’s reaction is always the same.

“‘Oh, that’s great,” she says. “That’s great. I’m so glad you just, you know, you found a way to be happy with yourself.”

Megan shared her touching story in a video for I’m From Driftwood – an online archive of amazing LGBT stories.

Her story echoes that of Tina Healy – a trans woman who has to come out every time she and her mother meet.

Healy – who is the inspiration of a best-selling trans kid’s story – said she feared telling her mother, who has dementia, she was trans.

But there was no need to worry – despite having to come out to her mother every time she sees her, Ms Healy says her reaction is as “beautiful” and “accepting” as the time before.

Watch Megan’s story below:

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