I need some help deciding whether or not to come out to my parents. I think they'd be accepting (we go to a LGBTQ+ positive church, they've never been openly homophobic, we live in a progressive area, etc.) but there's no real way to know how they'll react until I tell them. I have a cousin (also gay, out to his parents but not my parents or our grandma who also lives with me) who has been very supportive of me and helped me a lot with figuring out my sexuality etc. and we're really close friends too. So I do have someone who can help me with this (but he lives about 1300 miles away so...). I think I should come out to them, because coming out to my cousin really helped me feel more comfortable with my identity. But after that I had a really negative coming out experience where I realized that my best friend is very homophobic (long story). I also have a lot of thoughts that I'm not actually gay, it's just a phase, I'm wrong about my sexuality, it doesn't matter, etc. So I just really don't know what to do.