For the homophobes (defined here as anyone who thinks homosexuals are lesser, or badder, or weaker, or whatever, than heterosexuals; who thinks homosexuality is a chosen behavior; who thinks homosexuality affects anything but a homosexual’s choice of sexual partner and renders them less desirable or trustworthy as teachers or priests or leaders or soldiers; anyone who thinks homosexuality is a sin):
How will you relate to your child when he or she tells you, at say 14 years of age, that they have come to understand that they are gay?
Seriously, I want to hear those of you who consider homosexuality as anything other than just another variation on life’s palette, I want you to really imagine that possibility, and how you will deal with it.
From us GCOH’es, how did your revelation affect your relationship with your family? What advice would you give to others who find themselves in your situation?
What advice would you offer to the parents?