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November 23rd, 2006
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Gay Parenting 101: Coming Out Isn't Talking Dirty

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From:dpolicar
Date:November 25th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. There's an old joke about "living the gay lifestyle" along those lines (wake up, have coffee, drive to work, bitch about traffic, read email, etc. etc. etc.).

There's another side to this stereotyping business, and that's the gay people who buy into it and believe that being gay has to redefine every aspect of their lives.

I mean, sure, to some extent it does, just like falling in love does, but not the way they think.

I've had a few younger folks over the years tell me that getting to know me and my partner was an important part of their coming out process, precisely because we "seemed so normal." Which I'm never quite sure how to take, to be honest, but on the whole it saddens me that the situation arises.
From:toujourspur1
Date:January 7th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Thank You for posting this. I came out (was outed) a few months ago, and my mum said, (among other stuff) "I've never seen anything masculine in you!" (I'm a lesbian) It was all I could do to stay quiet.
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From:dpolicar
Date:January 7th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, don't even get me started on people confusing sexual orientation and gender identity. Pisses me off in more ways than I know how to count.

Anyway, good luck dealing with your mom and everything.
From:toujourspur1
Date:January 7th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
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She was sorta OK, mostly just said I was too young to know for sure (16) and should prolly date a few boys first.
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