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22 May 2010 @ 11:28 pm
I am no one to be coming to for advice.  
I'm going to kill S. She's bringing her gay and bi friends over to the house, introducing me as 'my lesbian aunt' and leaving the kids with me so they can talk about being gay. Mom kept poking her head in the room and just smiling. What is up with that? One boy gave me a hug tonight and said I'm the first person he's been able to seriously talk to in this town and it made him feel better.

O_o

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Stephanie: Jesus had two dadsladycallie on May 23rd, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Sometimes it's just being someone new that they can meet knowing that you won't judge them by their sexuality. Just by meeting them you're helping them build confidence.
Kaz: Exporing Options (Chiana/Aeryn)kazbaby on May 23rd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
*nodnod* I just feel uncomfortable talking about that stuff with someone under 18. Hell, I've always told my nieces and nephews that I didn't want to talk about it with them really because its not proper to talk about my sex life with a kid.

(your icon totally cracked me up)
aangelhartaangelhart on May 24th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Hey Kaz, I know I dont reply to threads but I always read your page :). It's not your sex life that you are talking about, its your sexuality...thats the difference. Sometimes people just need to know that there is someone out there that is on the same wave length as them. Regardless of age, most people know their own sexuality from an early age. Studies (and real life) have shown this to be true. Think of it another way...S brought these people home to meet you, probably because S knew they could relate to you and you could be there for them. Thats one hell of a compliment right there :)
Kazkazbaby on May 24th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
It's not your sex life that you are talking about, its your sexuality...thats the difference.

I guess in my mind its gone together, but you're right. Thanks for reminding me of the difference.

And I do in a way feel as if its a compliment. Albeit a surprising one considering the derogatory things she's said to me over the years. I'd always been afraid that she and the other kids would grow up to be homophobes. I think the fact that M had introduced her to several gay and bi friends in their previous school helped change that for S and HH. I guess she's seeing now just how much harder gay kids have it in a small town.

aangelhartaangelhart on May 24th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Some people are afraid of those who just know who they are and are comfortable with it. That kind of confidence does make others jealous. Regardless of where you live, small town or large, sadly there will always be prejudice. It seems to me that S and HH are starting to grow up and realise that. The world would be a better place if others realised the same thing. :)
PS, Im a tad tipsy so if this makes no sense, then I apologise....