After my meds starting working, I emailed Mom soon after...
I told her everything. I told her how difficult it was growing up gay not being able to talk with anyone. Not being able to tell anyone. Having zero family support. No friends that knew. Living a secret double-life behind everyone's backs. And, the most toxic ignorant family to boot. I explained that I left home for the Navy TWO WEEKS after high school graduation. I couldn't get away from everyone fast enough. I explained how for years all I've done is fake my happiness. Every time someone asked how I was doing in the last 30 years, I'd always say, "Good." I've never been honest. I've never had a best friend that knew I was gay, EVER. Life was excruciatingly painful for most years. And, 5 years ago Mom told me being gay is wrong according to the bible, that I embarrass her, and both parents and brother aren't accepting at all. My brother even told me, "I don't want you around my kids unsupervised."
I explained to Mom how I wanted nothing to do with any of the family, and I won't be visiting again, but they can visit me. She replied, "I didn't know."