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2013-03-15 05:47:46 PM
I am bringing home OJ and bread
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2013-03-15 05:47:53 PM

Cagey B: I'll feel a lot better when this is the normal reaction parents have to this sort of thing, and it doesn't become news.


"Love Is ..." was an insipid illustration that appeared in "news"papers for decades. Some people just liked the stupidly positive message.

This one isn't stupid. It's kind of silly, full of love and cool. That never gets old.
 
2013-03-15 05:47:55 PM
Does Anita Bryant know teh gays are buying orange juice?!!?
 
2013-03-15 05:48:09 PM

FunkOut: dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.

When my sister was in grade 1, there was one boy who spent every recess and break styling the girls' hair, brushing and braiding and putting in ponytails. He wanted everything to be made beautiful and arranged nicely. If your 6 year old boy wants to be a hairstylist, collect unicorns, and is horrified by ripped clothes, dirt, and people shouting, that could be an indicator.


I thought stereotypes were bad?
 
2013-03-15 05:48:35 PM
What it Mike isn't out.

You know, how many BFFs happen to be Nate and Mike? Now they're all suspect.

Thanks Dad.
 
2013-03-15 05:49:38 PM

Dahnkster: I am bringing home OJ and bread
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Dahnkster: I am bringing home OJ and bread
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2013-03-15 05:50:47 PM
I have never been a big fan of homosexuality... I am probably one of those 10 percent of males that has no ability to understand the desire... That being said, I am also a father...I would like to think I am that kind of man.Inspiring story, thanks subby.
 
2013-03-15 05:50:55 PM

Ned Stark: dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.

They could tell by the shoes he was wearing.


His mother bought him some culottes, she thought they were shorts. This made him gay.
 
2013-03-15 05:51:08 PM
Was he a little too happy to see the tooth fairy, dad?
 
2013-03-15 05:51:08 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


They took him to the doctor to get some blood work done, and the results came back positive....for gay.

/ ok, I'll need to use that as an insult sometime.
// I agree though.  How would you know?

CSB time: I remember at about that age (maybe a little older than 6.  8 or 9, i think?), my parents were shopping in the bookstore and I wandered off to the magazine area and happened across a Playgirl magazine that ended up on one of the lower racks.  I was fascinated by the concept of a magazine that had naked people in it, and sat there looking through it.  It was totally devoid of any sexual arousal--I was a kid fer chrissakes.  I just knew nudity was taboo and I was enjoying the thrill of breaking the rules.

I can only imagine how awkward things would have become if my parents had seen that and said "oh, our little snowflake is gay.  Let's do everything we can to make him the best gay he can be", then started buying me gay clothes, encouraging me to listen to gay music, etc.  Would I have gone insane, or would it have turned me gay?
 
2013-03-15 05:51:21 PM
My daughter didn't come out to me , I asked her "So were you ever going to tell me your gay?" and she got a big "gosh I don't know" smile on her face. I just told her not to worry about what people think and to just follow her heart , because it will guide her in the right direction.
 
2013-03-15 05:51:31 PM

thisiszombocom: all my parents do is tell me how disappointed they are in me

:'(

/ really


That really sucks.  And even if they feel that way, they are dicks for telling you.  I mean, that's very telling of the kind of people they are right there.  Not to 10-second arm-chair psycholgist mixing metaphors here, but if you are not hurting anyone, it sounds like a them problem, not a you problem.    In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that they grumble to themselves and internalize about other people who piss them off, but are too chicken-shiat to say anything to their faces.  You take care of yourself and let them live in their disappointed misery.  Peace, bro or sis. I really feel for you.
 
2013-03-15 05:51:45 PM
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2013-03-15 05:51:54 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


I guess I was an odd bird, that was the age I started really noticing women. Of course I didn't actually act on that until high school. And I couldn't have done anything about it at the time anyway.

But yeah some young kids do get urges even if they don't yet know what they mean.
 
2013-03-15 05:52:00 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


Kid who grew up down the street from me was the same age as my younger sister. When he was 4-5, he'd come over to play with Barbies. Insisted on coming over to play with Barbies. It was obvious to my parents at that age...though not obvious to his super-conservative parents. By his teens, he was a walking bad stereotype.

Now, he's 25ish and last I heard is working as a personal assistant and 'rooming' with his boss. To the best of my knowledge, his parents still haven't figured it out; they'd probably cut off all contact if they found out, and I've always felt badly for him that he'll almost likely never get this kind of acceptance from his family.
 
2013-03-15 05:52:14 PM

Lumbar Puncture: Same thing happened to my friend but in person.  He told his mom and she said 'Ok, now pass the salad'.


I don't know how I'd feel in that situation.  If it took a massive amount of courage to tell my parents about my sexual orientation and they were all cool-dismissive, like "yeah we totes knew about it anyway," I feel... deflated?  Like this was a big huge deal to me and my parents don't care about hard even coming out was for me.  Of course, that'd be way preferential to a knock-down drag-out fight and them kicking me out of the house. I think I'd at least want a hug or something.  Not a "we feel sorry for you" hug, but a "we know that was hard for you to say" hug.

I've never really thought about that before.  Hmm.
 
2013-03-15 05:53:01 PM
My parents are lesbians. The messages I got were more like "Please pick up some beers on the way home, I'm out."    "Son, this weekend I want you to wash the truck before I go out golfing with Pat ahd Kim and Terry."    or the ever infamous: walking into the living room and my mom and her friends are all watchin Xena. Eyes fixed. Slight drool, uncomfortable expressions. "Hey mom, going out."  "MM...be safe...."

/No lie.
//My parents are wonderful.
 
2013-03-15 05:53:30 PM

fsbilly: What it Mike isn't out.

You know, how many BFFs happen to be Nate and Mike? Now they're all suspect.

Thanks Dad.


1950's style propaganda poster:
"A BFF is only one letter away from a BF.  Could YOUR son be a homosexual?"
 
2013-03-15 05:54:56 PM
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2013-03-15 05:55:18 PM
So did he pick up the OJ and bread or not?
 
2013-03-15 05:55:18 PM
I hope this story is not fake, but either way I'm getting to the bottom of this. 
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2013-03-15 05:56:05 PM

WhippingBoy: FunkOut: dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.

When my sister was in grade 1, there was one boy who spent every recess and break styling the girls' hair, brushing and braiding and putting in ponytails. He wanted everything to be made beautiful and arranged nicely. If your 6 year old boy wants to be a hairstylist, collect unicorns, and is horrified by ripped clothes, dirt, and people shouting, that could be an indicator.

I thought stereotypes were bad?


This kid really existed. Mothers thought he was the sweetest thing ever, he got invited to all the girl's birthday parties. Perfect little gentleman and whatnot.
 
2013-03-15 05:56:14 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


When I was six I already had a boyfriend. Not that I remember much about him but blond curly hair, blue eyes, dimples, and an unusually long and stretchy foreskin, but my parents found out after that little biatch gail tattled on us after she saw us making out at recess.

My parental response was twelve years of Jesus and violence.

Hey kid, wanna switch lives? I could use a bit of parental decency, and you'd be amazed what guys will let you put up their butts when you look like me.

Think about it.
 
2013-03-15 05:56:40 PM
DAMN YOU OBAAAAAMAAAAA
 
2013-03-15 05:56:45 PM

pivazena: Lumbar Puncture: Same thing happened to my friend but in person.  He told his mom and she said 'Ok, now pass the salad'.

I don't know how I'd feel in that situation.  If it took a massive amount of courage to tell my parents about my sexual orientation and they were all cool-dismissive, like "yeah we totes knew about it anyway," I feel... deflated?  Like this was a big huge deal to me and my parents don't care about hard even coming out was for me.  Of course, that'd be way preferential to a knock-down drag-out fight and them kicking me out of the house. I think I'd at least want a hug or something.  Not a "we feel sorry for you" hug, but a "we know that was hard for you to say" hug.

I've never really thought about that before.  Hmm.


There's no data like experimental data. Go come out to your parents as whatever orientation they think you aren't. Repeat every couple weeks until whatever reaction they do show fades to "OK, whatever". Then report back to us with your feelings on the matter.
 
2013-03-15 05:57:00 PM

Watubi: Uh, Dad?  Mike isn't gay


What?!? Now listen here, son. Mike looks like a fine upstanding young man any father would be proud to have for a son-in-law. I said I didn't mind that you're gay, but by God you'll be gay with who I tell you to be gay with. Now go be gay with Mike!

/Also think this father is pretty cool
//Just jaded enough by the internet/our current culture to think this is fake
///but don't want to
 
2013-03-15 05:57:25 PM

buckler: dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.

When I was taking care of kids, I had one not much older who enjoyed hanging out with the girls much more than with boys, enjoyed playing hairdressing games, liked to try on jewelry and girls' hats and such, and who refused to play competitive games. He liked watching "girly" cartoons and shows. Visiting counselors would say they could easily see feather boas in his future. At some point, it becomes pretty evident. Not always, mind you, but it's fairly obvious.


He could also have been trans, which is different than being gay.
 
2013-03-15 05:57:40 PM
Was the son's name "Lyle", by any chance?

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2013-03-15 05:58:16 PM
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2013-03-15 05:58:18 PM

Meatybrain: dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.

When I was six I already had a boyfriend. Not that I remember much about him but blond curly hair, blue eyes, dimples, and an unusually long and stretchy foreskin


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Reunion?
 
2013-03-15 05:58:33 PM

pivazena: Lumbar Puncture: Same thing happened to my friend but in person.  He told his mom and she said 'Ok, now pass the salad'.

I don't know how I'd feel in that situation.  If it took a massive amount of courage to tell my parents about my sexual orientation and they were all cool-dismissive, like "yeah we totes knew about it anyway," I feel... deflated?  Like this was a big huge deal to me and my parents don't care about hard even coming out was for me.  Of course, that'd be way preferential to a knock-down drag-out fight and them kicking me out of the house. I think I'd at least want a hug or something.  Not a "we feel sorry for you" hug, but a "we know that was hard for you to say" hug.

I've never really thought about that before.  Hmm.


You want a hug? What are you ga...oh, right.
 
2013-03-15 05:58:38 PM
I hope that's real and not an elaborate prank.

Because goddam the internet, and attention whores do all kinds of appalling shiat just for the fark of it.

If it is real ... awww. Sweet.
 
2013-03-15 05:59:34 PM
6? Dad's got some weapon's grade gaydar there.

/ NTTAWWT
 
2013-03-15 05:59:54 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Majick Thise: Damn it's dusty in here today!

Made me cry, too. And I'm jaded and hate everybody.


That makes two of us.
 
2013-03-15 06:00:43 PM
I suspect this letter is fake.

As are 99% of all the other letters that magically went vial.
 
2013-03-15 06:00:47 PM
My dad had a similar but different conversation with my sister once.  It went something like this, "I know you've got a fake ID.  Bring me back a case of beer, you can keep the change."
 
2013-03-15 06:00:53 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Majick Thise: Damn it's dusty in here today!

Made me cry, too. And I'm jaded and hate everybody.


guess i'm more jaded then because to me this reads too much like a cause publicity-stunt.
i do wish its genuine though
 
2013-03-15 06:01:10 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


When my cousin's son was 3, his dad TOTALLY caught him flirting with the hot redheaded barista at Starbucks. David thought to himself, "Well, I guess he's straight." It wasn't "Hell yeah, he's straight!" either, but "okay, mental note." And another friend has known since his son was a baby that he was straight because of how he would flirt with the ladies. Children aren't asexual.

/One of my gay friends knew he was gay since he was in kindergarten. He still doesn't understand how his parents didn't figure it out when he asked for the album soundtrack to Xanadu when he was 8.
 
2013-03-15 06:01:10 PM

dragonchild: SIX???  What's there to know about a six-year-old's sexual orientation?  When I was six I was. . . well. . . six!  I was years away from my cooties phase, let alone being attracted to anyone.


its because thats when the boy began engaging in anal sex with his father and that would be considered gay.
 
2013-03-15 06:01:37 PM

pivazena: I don't know how I'd feel in that situation. If it took a massive amount of courage to tell my parents about my sexual orientation and they were all cool-dismissive, like "yeah we totes knew about it anyway," I feel... deflated? Like this was a big huge deal to me and my parents don't care about hard even coming out was for me. Of course, that'd be way preferential to a knock-down drag-out fight and them kicking me out of the house. I think I'd at least want a hug or something. Not a "we feel sorry for you" hug, but a "we know that was hard for you to say" hug.


One of my best friends practiced his "Mom, Dad...I'm gay" speech on my parents at Thanksgiving (he couldn't go home for a visit until the weekend because of his job at the time).  He was so nervous to see their reaction.  When he actually told his parents (who were old school hippies), his Mom immediately gushed "Oh honey, I've always know.  I read it in your aura." His dad said "Cool."  He talked about his boyfriend (now husband of 10 years) and his Dad's reaction was, "Oh.  Sounds good.  And you two can share clothes.  That's pretty convenient."

He came back super relieved but also sort of miffed...he was hoping for at least a LITTLE drama.
 
2013-03-15 06:02:00 PM
There was another kid who was gay but his childhood involved a lot of GI Joe action figures getting it on and a fascination for guns, the military, and wrestling. If I remember right, he got kicked out of the Army for purposely shooting his foot or leg. I knew his brother, who would be like "Goddammit, if the kid isn't posing his action figures all nasty, he's lighting them on fire."
 
2013-03-15 06:02:34 PM

fusillade762: Reminds me of this:

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Sadly I can't find a video link that would load because it's a great scene.


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reminded me of this:
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2013-03-15 06:02:53 PM
No Hero tag?
 
2013-03-15 06:03:15 PM

Lumbar Puncture: Same thing happened to my friend but in person.  He told his mom and she said 'Ok, now pass the salad'.


I felt bad for a friend who came out in high school and got the, "dude, you're dream is to be a stylist. We know."

He seemed more surprised than anyone he was telling.
 
2013-03-15 06:03:53 PM
When I was four I was oddly fascinated with male bodybuilding and the volleyball scene in Top Gun for reasons I could not understand at the time.
 
2013-03-15 06:03:55 PM

justanothersumguy: I have never been a big fan of homosexuality... I am probably one of those 10 percent of males that has no ability to understand the desire... That being said, I am also a father...I would like to think I am that kind of man.Inspiring story, thanks subby.


You're one of the 10% percent of men who doesn't understand the desire? Of what? Having sex with other men? So you're saying 90% of men are gay? What are you saying? Yeah straight dudes don't want to bone down on other dudes. Shocker.
 
2013-03-15 06:04:11 PM
Oh, look, another homo lover destroying the sanctity of marriage and the traditional American family by wanting his son to be happy.  What a douche.

/sarcasm, for the love of Dog
 
2013-03-15 06:05:08 PM
Good:  Your dad assures you he accepts you as you are and loves you.
Bad:    Your dad tells you that you and your boyfriend make a "cute couple."

When I was a teen, the last thing I wanted to hear was my parents' opinion of my boyfriend's cuteness.
 
2013-03-15 06:05:38 PM

Mike Chewbacca: /One of my gay friends knew he was gay since he was in kindergarten. He still doesn't understand how his parents didn't figure it out when he asked for the album soundtrack to Xanadu when he was 8.


That was my favorite album when I was 11 and I'm pretty sure I don't have the ghey.
 
2013-03-15 06:06:39 PM
As far as knowing at age six, well parents (if they're honest with themselves) just know these things. The parents who are shocked when their kids come out are either oblivious or in denial.

My mother practically outed me. I was on the phone with her when I was 19 telling her about my "roommate" I had been living with for about six months at the time. It was something like:

Me: "Blah blah blah, school, some general stuff about the 'roommate', etc."

Mom: "Well do you love him?"

Me: "Uhhh..."

Mom: "It's ok, I know. I'm your mom."

Me: "Um, well, yeah, I do love him."

Mom: "I'm glad, you deserve someone special. You're both going to come down for Christmas so I can meet him, right?"

Things didn't go quite as smoothly with my dad and stepmom, but they're ok now. They even send my batter half birthday cards.
 
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