'RHOC': Kat Dubrow shares she experienced homophobia after coming out as a lesbian

'RHOC' star Heather was taken aback after learning about her daughter Kat's struggles after coming out as lesbian


                            'RHOC': Kat Dubrow shares she experienced homophobia after coming out as a lesbian
'RHOC' star Heather Dubrow with her daughter Kat Dubrow (Bravo)
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After watching her older sister Max Dubrow bravely come out as bisexual, 15-year-old Kat Dubrow too decided to follow her sister's footsteps and came out as a lesbian. But things haven't been easy for Kat ever since she came out of the closet. On the recently aired episode of 'Real Housewives of Orange County', Kat opened up to her mother Heather Dubrow and the rest of the family about the challenges she faced after she opened up about her sexuality.

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The recent episode of 'RHOC' featured Heather sensing a tension between Kat and Max. In a bid to fix the situation, Heather tries to get to the bottom of the matter and discovers that Kat has been struggling a lot at her school after she came out as a lesbian. Kat shared, "With my siblings, I’m not super close because we have such a big age difference that I just don’t really connect with them. From what I saw from the outside of my older sister’s coming-out story, everyone was supportive. Her friends were supportive. But when I came out, I was dealing with a lot of homophobia." Heather was taken aback after learning about Kat's struggles.

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In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Kat shared how she came out to her family about a year ago, and felt a deep sense of gratitude towards Max as she could look up to her older sister. Kat explained, "I was really stressed about it," she said. "But I'm really grateful that I have Max as an older sister, that she has already gone through all of this. Seeing my sister be so proud, and to see her be so comfortable with herself, it just makes me feel like I have nothing to worry about."

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While Kat may be struggling with her peers, thankfully, she doesn't have to go through the same with her parents. Heather expressed great pride in her children and their different genders. In an interview with ET Online, the 'RHOC' star shared, "We are so proud to show what our version of a 'normal' family looks like today. It's really important that we provide an environment of unconditional love and acceptance for our children, and let them know that humans come in all different colors, genders, sexualities. Once we start appreciating this and practicing inclusion, love and acceptance, the better off we will all be. We hope that by sharing our story we are starting conversations in other homes and hopefully helping people." “We’ve got four kids, they are different genders, different sexualities, and all at interesting places in their lives, figuring out who they are and where they belong as humans,” Heather added.

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Heather and her husband Terry Dubrow, a plastic surgeon and 'Botched' star, are proud parents of Max, Nick, Coco and Kat.

'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 16 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on Bravo.