My mom knows I'm gay but she keeps telling me to marry a man and have kids. What can I do?

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My mom tells me to marry a man when she knows I’m gay. What can I do?

Question: “I’m a 23-year-old female who came out as a lesbian over a year ago, and my mom keeps making offhand comments about my sexuality that bother me. She says she’s supportive and that she’s not homophobic, but then she keeps telling me to marry a man so I can have kids then I can go “be gay.” She’s said it multiple times, and last week even told me that one of our family friends agrees with her. She’s made other comments saying she hates the word lesbian and that I shouldn’t “put myself in a box.”

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