In an upcoming Vanity Fair article reported on by Drudge, Mary explains coming out to her parents as a junior in high school:
In her new memoir, NOW IT'S MY TURN (Simon & Schuster/Threshold Editions, 2006), Mary Cheney writes that when she told her parents she was gay, the first words out of her father’s mouth “were exactly the ones that I wanted to hear: ‘You’re my daughter, and I love you, and I just want you to be happy.’”
VANITY FAIR editor Todd Purdum reports that Mary Cheney tells her story in a voice very much like her father’s, and that she came out to her parents when she was a junior in high school, on a day when, after breaking up with her first girlfriend, she skipped school, ran a red light, and crashed the family car. Cheney writes that her mother hugged her, but then burst into tears, worried that she would face a life of pain and prejudice.
When Purdum asks the vice president whether he thinks gay people are born that way, Cheney scrunches up his mouth, fixes him with a look that says “Nice try,” then says: “I’m not going to get into that. Those are deeply personal questions. You can ask.”
Yes Mary, a very loving family indeed. Your dad accepts you so much that he works for a President that is bent on outlawing your very being in the Constitution and can hardly talk about the issue himself, while your mother works with the very organizations that would cause you the life of pain and prejudice she fears you may face.
What it must be like to live in a world of such self-hatred surrounded by people that consistently contradict their so-called "love" for you.
Well, I guess when your dad's a Dick you can't expect much better, huh?