"Now that you know," she said, "what do you think?"
I think this:
I think I probably should have paid attention to the occasional hints you dropped over the last couple of years; perhaps then I might not have been quite so surprised.
I think that however difficult it may have been to come out and say it, it must have been infinitely more difficult to keep it bottled up inside all this time.
I think you may have underestimated the amount of grief you're going to receive from the arrogantly self-righteous once they find out but I also think it won't be more than you can handle.
I think it takes a great deal of inner strength to embrace openly a life that so many people deem it their business to scorn.
I think you're indeed fortunate in finding someone to share your new life.
I think everything is probably going to be all right.
Note: This was written for my daughter in the fall of 1996, shortly after she had disclosed that "girlfriend" meant someth