I am an openly gay teenager who lives in the UK. I recently came out to one of my childhood friends, after having very positive responses from my current friend group and people my age. However, that friend wasn't as accepting as most people.
About a week after I told him, he started acting very cold towards me, ignoring me when I tried to talk to him and not acknowledging my presence. I know a lot of people would advise cutting my losses, so to speak, and stop being friends with him, but we've been friends since toddler age, and I don't think that he's actually a homophobe, just that he doesn't know how to react properly.
In the week between me coming out and this behaviour starting, I didn't guess that anything like this would happen, and things were normal until about a week after I came out.
I've asked around my other friends and responses range from "Just leave him, he's not worth it" to "Talk to him about it". I really don't know what to do, and really don't want to lose a dear friend. I've also tried to mention it to his parents, but, since I came out, I've been around to his house a lot lot less and haven't really had the chance. Any thoughts?