Another friend, Kate Jones, had these words that I wanted to share, too:
If someone comes out to you and you do not affirm their gayness, please refrain from expressing that judgement. Those words will leave the worst scars. Try these words instead: "Thank you for being honest with me. I love you."
Vulnerability and honesty are gifts to honor. Love shows up, incarnate in what we do.
The stakes are too high to extend anything less.