Great batch of stories. I'm actually a straight woman myself, but I support the community.
A couple of months ago, I met an interesting 19-year-old gay fellow at the local gay club. "Joe" is a white guy, originally from South Africa, where it's really hard to be gay. When he came out to his family, his Dad and his sister were accepting, but his Mom is still in total denial. She thinks being gay is a disease and clings to the belief that "Joe" will eventually "straighten out".
"Joe's" Dad is really cool. He was a big anti-apartheid activist when the family was still in South Africa, and to him, homophobia isn't much different from racism. I love that, because it's pretty much the way I feel.
I suppose some homophobes would ask me "Would you want your kid to be gay?" Well, if I had a son who was a nice fellow like "Joe", I wouldn't have too many complaints.
Last edited by offog; 02-08-2010 at 11:53 PM.