Hi Red J
I would also wait until a quieter time to come out to your parents. You might want to do that without other family members, maybe just your supportive brother(s). Also, regarding you giving them books, articles or the like. Don't take it too hard if they reject that. You can think about letting your news sink in a bit, or if you give them the items, be prepared to maybe refill the stock at a later date. I had family members who pretty much tossed everything I gave them. I didn't mind the free stuff and articles, but can't afford them to toss a $25 book.
Good luck and be strong. It will be very difficult, no matter what their reaction. But after, you'll be so relieved and thankful. Take care and let us know how it goes!
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King