To tell the truth I think that it is a question of a personal choice to tell the truth or not. First time when I understood that I am a gay I tried to hide the truth from my parents and friends, but then I understood that I should be honest with people. Of course, there was a sort of hesitation concerning the reaction of people, but my parents and friends accepted this fact with understanding. Actually we love people not for their orientation and accept them as they are. Now I prefer not to hide this fact about my orientation, some people respect it, but some treat it with disgust. All in all, I do not care that others may judge me, it is my life and I am happy.
My personal point of view is that your friend has great problems with his self-confidence. I do know that sometimes acknowledging your real orientation may be very scary, because people are used to take us only normal (I mean only like they are), but we all are rather different. And no one except us must influence our life. I agree that parents are important for our life, but they are not those who must decide for us. If my children decide for themselves that they are gay, or they want to get another profession from what I expect, I will let them do what they want, just because it is their life!
of course i do not think that it is really good to lie to your parents but i think that you understand that sometimes i is really hard to tell the truth and you can want it much but still you can not do it and you shall understand it, but i think that it is better to talk to your parents and explain everything the them . if they love him then i think that they would understand him and they would support him and they would not have anything against it, but i think that it is needed to find the best time for that and everything would be just perfect, that is what i think about it, thank you for your attention, i hope that that guy would sue my advice and everything would be good.
Many people are faced with a similar problem. I hid it for a long time from all friends and parents. I was awkward and scared that they could not understand me. I was afraid that I would become a different person for them. Not what they thought I was. But nothing terrible happened when they found out. Very few of my friends began to see me differently. But all other close people, including parents, supported me and took my side. I advise you not afraid of anything, self-expression and do not be ashamed of yourself. It is impossible to live a lifetime hiding from all. This is not only flour for you but also a big lie in relation to сlose people. They will never abandon you and refuse you, if you really are dear to them
of course i tell people truth. I don't afraid to show my real face and emotions. i have got great family, who supports me in everything. I never lied to my family. The same thing with friends. I have got male and female friends, and they all supported me, when i told them the truth. So you should talk to him, explain that you will support him, that he is not alone.
Thank you very much for this topic and I agree that such kind of information is not for everyone, not for public. But I don't understand those people who try their best to pretend and to hide who they really are from their own parents.
Connection between parents and children, love between them is so strong that our parents will always love us, whoever we are and whatever happens with us. Of course, not every parent can easily accept that fact that his child is gay. It may require some time. But it cannot be a reason for parents to stop loving their child, no way! They will accept him the way he is.
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