Sharing Your Homophobic Mom’s Meatloaf Recipe?

Photos by Luis Quintero on Unsplash and the National Cancer Institute (Public Domain)

The good people of Reddit and Tumblr are giving us a joyous treat to read.

Unfortunately, rejection from family members and parents is still very much a reality for most LGBTQ people living in the United States. While coming out has become somewhat of a spectacle in our modern age, especially concerning celebrities and YouTubers, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t stopped being risky or dangerous. Many people are still rejected by their loved ones while coming out.


This is why LGBTQ youth are at a much higher risk of becoming homeless. In fact, a 2017 study of youth homelessness in the United States by Chapin Hall of the University of Chicago found that the risk is 120% higher for LGBTQ youth. Then a True Colors United study found that LGBTQ youth make up 40% of all homeless youth (while still being just 7% of the total U.S. youth population).

With all of that in mind, it’s no surprise to see a post about a homophobic parent rejecting their son after he came out. Unsurprising but still sad. Though, the son did get his revenge is a fun way.

Image via the National Cancer Institute (Public Domain)

Now, we here at Instinct Magazine don’t want to present an idea of getting revenge every time someone crosses you. Not only is it a violent and aggressive route to take, but also a tiring one for the person being crossed. BUT, this one man’s way of getting back at his homophobic mother was just too good not to share. Namely, he shared her secret meatloaf recipe.


The post, which was originally shared on Tumblr but has since found its way to Reddit and around the internet, shares a gay man’s spite towards his mother.

“When I was little my mom’s meatloaf was my favorite food. But ONLY her meatloaf. I didn’t like anyone else’s, and she told me that she would teach me how to make it when I was older. And when I was like 19? She finally taught me, but she told me never to tell anyone else and I was like weird but okay. Anyway, she was super f**king homophobic and abusive to me when I told her I was gay, so here’s the recipe.”

Image via Tumblr/Reddit

Some have been quick to question the recipe for its overuse of ground beef and underuse of breadcrumbs. But perhaps that’s why this revengeloaf is so great. It’s raw and unfiltered. Not only was the mother a bad mom but apparently a bad cook as well. Now isn’t that the best revenge a gay man could ask for?

1 thought on “Sharing Your Homophobic Mom’s Meatloaf Recipe?”

  1. I like this story. It brings a positive out of a negative. So, anyway, what is meant by 1 pk of onion soup mix or ranch mix? Is this a packet of powdered onion soup hydrated into onion soup or is it just adding the unhydrated onion soup powder? And ranch mix? Can we have metric measurements, please? And what’s with this 350 F? We can’t go to the moon using pounds, table spoons, pks, cups, and degrees F for our calculations. See, this is why I know that the USA faked the lunar landings. Their calculations in feet, inches, pounds and gallons just wouldn’t have worked together. The metric system is needed for space exploration. Odd measurements are only good for cooking and trading.


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