I don't actually have a boyfriend, however, I'm now at 3 years in the closet and at this point, I don't see any chance of me bringing myself to tell parents through the average sit down conversation. If I was going to do that, I would have probably done it by now. It freaks me out in many ways, the possibility of a negative reaction is the worst one, the awkwardness is another and even if it was a positive reaction, I would just feel uncomfortable. I've devised another strategy as I can't really keep it a secret for all of my life. What I want to do is introduce my first BF to them rather than making an official announcement. That's what most straight folks do, right? They introduce their partner to their parents and that's it. No fuss over coming out. Why should it be any different for me? Is this a good idea or will it make things worse?