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This adorable dad asked Reddit how to connect with his drag-loving son

This adorable dad asked Reddit how to connect with his drag-loving son

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A dad who thinks his son is gay has asked Reddit how he can support his son.

The single dad stumbled across the reality drag TV show on his son’s Netflix account. At first taken aback, the dad asked the internet about some of the language on the show.

‘I was cleaning up his room while he was in the shower and I need this show (rupaul) was paused on Netflix,’ the dad wrote.

‘He has been using different kind of phrases like “the shade” and “I’m gagging” (that one worried me at first). I googled the shade and found it was a drag term but I didn’t understand it.’

The single dad of two boys aged four and 15, said the older boy was having some troubles at school, because of his shyness and stutter.

He also believes his 15-year-old might be gay and wants advice in how to be the best father he can be.

‘Is there any advice you can give me? I won’t embarrass him and start quoting the show but when he said he was “gagging” I had no idea how to react,’ he said.

‘I would like to know how to react. I was hoping I could get a crash course on this sort of chat.’

‘Any tips would be awesome and any stories or general advice would help.’

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A desperate dad asks for help with his Drag Race loving son. | Photo: Reddit

There were thousands of replies

Reddit users inundated the dad with ‘mostly positive’ replies giving all him all kinds of advice. Some suggested watching vogue documentary ‘Paris is Burning’, while others pointed him to YouTube videos of famous Drag Race sayings.

Others said they wished they had parents as accepting as this man.

‘LMAO BICTH I SCREAMED (sic). You’re an amazing parent for doing this (well, I don’t know you, but I can only assume so),’ wrote one Reddit user.

‘I only wish I had a parent that was interested in learning and not shunning gay culture.’