I don't usually join internet forums, but I have a problem that I can't talk to anyone in my real life about. I could really use some help with this. Also sorry if this is in the wrong spot; I'm new.
Yesterday I used my daughter's laptop to get onto the internet, and she had this LGBT forum page opened up. So I found out my daughter is gay, which is not the problem. I want to be clear that I don't love her any less for this. What worries me is some of the things she wrote in her posts (I know I probably shouldn't have snooped, but I was shocked and concerned). She calls herself a "freak" and "disgusting" and says that she hates herself and never plans to come out. It broke my heart to read that. I'm worried about her. I need to help her see that it's okay, but I don't know how. I want to just hug her and tell her that I know and love her, but I'm not supposed to know. Would that push her further away? How do I approach this subject and help her accept herself? I'm terrified that I'm going to lose her. Please help.