Kaenneth: SpeedyBB: 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.Well this reminds me of Latin American culture - mucho macho naturally - where you will see adults appraise a six-year old and remark "Ese nino es joto" ("That kid's a queer").It is usually said, from what I've observed, with a mixture of disapproval and pity - most of all for the parents - but also with finality. Which I found interesting: it's there and no amount of football or beatings or hormone therapy or electroshock or Jeebus-screeching is going to change it.Well, there is always the burlap sack and river solution...Nothing like humble clothes, and a fresh baptism before sending them off to live in a monastery with all those catholic monks.A vow of silence means no telling.
tinfoil-hat maggie: duenor: Well... this thread is like one big coming out partySo was the sex good?: )
Acharne: ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: I almost peed my pants laughing when my best friend's daughter said, "that's f***ing bull s***" about an over-tightened car seat strap.I effing *heart* that shiat. Little sponges doing the 'From you dad, I learned it from you' behaviour to shocked parents. The only problem is you can't then go to the friend "See? I told you that you behaved like that sometimes, if you're kid is doing it, it lends evidence now doesn't it?"That ends poorly.♪♫/Life lessons♪♫♫♫♪
rynthetyn: FuryOfFirestorm: I'm still surprised to find out that Cher admitted to having a hard time dealing with Chastity coming out as a lesbian, while her conservative father Sonny was completely cool with it. I mean, Cher of all people? This is a woman who dated a gay guy (David Geffin) and is worshiped by gay men and imitated by drag queens around the world, and she's couldn't deal with her daughter being a lesbian? Blew my mind.Then Cher completely plotzed when Chastity transitioned to Chaz, while his stepfather Greg Allman (a redneck dude from the conservative south) was totally chill about it. Now my mind has collapsed into a black hole.(To be fair to Cher, she eventually got over it and fully supports Chaz now)Yeah, given how much Cher owes her career to gay men buying her music, that she had a hard time with it was surprising. Though, it's different when it's your kid rather than other people's kids, and I imagine that finding out that your daughter is actually your son is probably something that takes getting used to no matter how theoretically cool with the concept you may be.
Ghastly: dready zim:facial features=`you have a gay face`I have a gay face. I can't for the life of me keep dicks out of it.
StranahansBarracuda: That can be defined as their problem. You can't control what they say, but you can control how you react. Aka "They can only hurt you if you let them." This is a difficult one to master especially with parents (been there with my Mom.)
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