I hope this is not off topic, but I think its relevant.
First, I commend you for coming out and being honest with your family. Its very important
for yourself that others understand where you are coming from.
I am white but I have also recently come out. But, that's not the reason for this post.
In jr high and high school, I had a really good friend, lets name him Jerry. He was black, I actually
was friends with many black people in school, but Jerry I considered a very good friend. We spent
a lot of time on the weekends together, and we had stuff in common like music and a love of comedy.
We grew up but we tried to stay in contact. We would see each other a few times a year, some years more often, some years less often. You know how it is.
Well, Jerry became a born again Christian and he knew I was an Athiest. He knew in high school I was when no one else knew. Well, he began to preach to me more and more..and I would always say, believe as you like, I don't care what you believe. Respect my position and I will respect yours. But he would go on and on until one day he told me that he cannot be friends with me anymore because I was an Athiest.
I think it would have been just as wrong if I had said I can't be friends with you because you are black.