To those of you who “disapprove” of homosexuality on religious grounds;
or those who feel legal marriage should be reserved for male-female couples;
or who feel homosexuals should have distinct legal status in regards to military service, teaching or other child-oriented professions, or clergy;
or who would consider a politician’s homosexuality to be a negative attribute:
What is your likely reaction to be if a child of yours comes to, in adolescence, and tells you that he/she believes that she/he is gay?
Please consider this question seriously.
And to those of you who ever had to have “that conversation” with a parent, please offer advice to others—children and parents—who might find themselves in the same situation.
(Note: please try to refrain from focusing entirely on how I framed the question. I hope that, though it’s hardly bulletproof, you’re able to understand the question I’m asking, and who I am asking it of. Please lets preemptively declare the myriad possible tangential debates regarding this word choice or that one to be hijacks, and please start a new thread if you want to dissect the minutiae of the terminology.)