One of the common responses to this sort of issue is the acknowledgement that your son will have come to this realisation over a period of time and you can expect that your own integration of this information will also probably also take some time.
While not the “be all and end all” what might be of use, may be contacting the local chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) their website can be found at http://www.pflagaustralia.org.au/
You (and he) may also find it usefull to contact Q-Life (the national counselling and referral line) the phone number is 1800 184 527. As they say on the website: "QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages. (See www.qlife.org.au )
There are also any number of books that may be of assistance, one of the earliest (and since been updated a few times was "Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children“, another is ”My child is Gay: How parents react when they hear the news". This book being an Australian collection of letters, from parents. There are various other books as well., you can probably also borrow some from the public library system.
However probably the best thing is to seek to support your son and try to accept that he will probably tell you more when he is ready and will benefit from the “unconditional positive regard” that is not always the experience of all young LGBTI people.
(I should probably state that I have been a volunteer Phone Counsellor with the WA part of what's now known as Q-Life for 30+ years.)
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