This is the good stuff. The good stuff needs to eclipse the bad stuff. We need to spread the good stuff around.
Milky Way in the Middle of Nowhere, NT Australia [1800x793]
PARENTING YOU ARE DOING IT SO FUCKING RIGHT
i love this so hard.
Yes, but….if dad’s known since his son was six that his son was gay…why does the son feel the need to come out? Shouldn’t that convo have happened long before the boy was old enough to bring home groceries after a college class? Shouldn’t the environment in the home have been such, the conversations about sex been such, that “coming out” was really no big deal and sexuality was discussed openly?
I mean, yes, yes, kudos to dad and mom for being accepting, but sometimes us parents aren’t aware of how our actions and words don’t always convey that sort of acceptance to our kids. As a mom of a bi-curious teen, I’ve made it a point to voice my acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation - I make sure my language conveys that and we have conversations about how to combat prejudice of all kinds.
Saying to yourself or your spouse “I accept my gay/bi/etc… child” is not enough. You need to make that level of acceptance explicit.