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October 15th, 2011
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Financial Aid for Gay and Lesbian Students and Children of Same Sex Couples

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Date:October 17th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
I want to go back in time to the mid-70s and out your father as a psychiatrist who disowned his lesbian daughter. It's hard to control my anger over behaviour like this, even when the wounds are not fresh and not mine.

Heh, my dad the psychiatrist didn't disown me, but the first thing he told me when I came out at 25(!) was that I was easily influenced by others and couldn't really know with certainty my own sexuality. To his credit, he spent the next six months getting more educated on the subject.
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Date:October 17th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Good for your dad to educate himself! I'm not angry anymore, although I was for a long time. I'm mostly sad, and mostly for them and those of my siblings who felt they had to go along with our parents' edicts. Ultimately, our parents ended up estranged from 3 of their children and with deeply troubled relationships with the other three. Although certainly coming out was what precipiated my estrangement with them, they ended up cutting lots and lots of people out of their lives. So I have to feel that what it was really about was control, and that sexual orientation was just the venue in which they tried to exercise control over me...
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