Witnessing acceptance of a persons sexuality early on...

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    Oct 27, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    Tonight while at work (I work in a retail department store) I was taking down our current Ad in women's accessories.

    A little boy, no older than ten, was trying on hats, scarves and sunglasses with his mom. I moved closer to them after she snapped a picture of him posing and he seemed kind of startled to see me. All of a sudden he looks at me, looks back at his mom and says, "I want my husband to look like him when I'm older!" The mom just laughed and said, "Gavin, I just hope you're able to marry."


    He was so young. It was awesome that she had just accepted that hey... her son might be gay when he's older. The event restored faith in humanity for me.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    I wouldn't mind if my future hubby is TrevorMark, or look like him.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    My, how times have changed. If I had said anything like that to my mother, I never would have been seen or heard from again. (Can't fault the kid's taste either icon_biggrin.gif )
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    Everyone wants their husband to look like TrevorMark!
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    Nickelodeon and Target totally turned him ghey.

    Hah, but damn! That's crazy to hear, and really cool.

    On the flip side: I wonder if homosexuality can be influenced at such a young age? I mean... Can someone really know for sure so young? Can he mother's encouragement make the kid almost want to please by pretending to be gay?

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    Oct 27, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    Aww that's so sweet. It's nice to hear a little story like that in the midst of all the chaos icon_biggrin.gif and yes that boy has great taste icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    Regardless of how I look, I was in awe of the mothers response. It was just natural and flowed like any other thing.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    TrevorMark saidRegardless of how I look, I was in awe of the mothers response. It was just natural and flowed like any other thing.


    It feels even better when you're the boy...I loved that I could talk about stuff like that with my mother when I was younger. Seeing a cute guy on TV & going oooo gurl did you see him momma LOL. Hopefully it's a sign that things are really getting better for the younger gays.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    After seeing this event Trevor was like
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    Well I'd be the same too.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidNickelodeon and Target totally turned him ghey.

    Hah, but damn! That's crazy to hear, and really cool.

    On the flip side: I wonder if homosexuality can be influenced at such a young age? I mean... Can someone really know for sure so young? Can he mother's encouragement make the kid almost want to please by pretending to be gay?

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    I say definitely. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xht0hw3nMA
    For me it was a little different. When I was that kid's age I was actually masculine and no one would have guessed that I would end up gay. I noticed that I started becoming more feminine (not in interests but in my voice and mannerisms) at puberty. Now it kind of balanced out. Most people wouldn't be able to guess that I'm gay, but I do have some feminine qualities.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    That's a very heartwarming story, that mom is awesome and a commendable human being.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    The fact that this kid knew he could say something like that shows that he's in a good environment in terms of his sexuality. This doesn't sound like a one-time thing that he just blurted out without thinking. It would be interesting to see how well adjusted he is when he gets older. What if we had all had that kind of openness? It would be a different world for us altogether.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    Agreed. It would be the world meant to be. Less children would get lost in the mall because their parents would recognize them.

    Cool compliment, OP, great story.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    waimea saidI wouldn't mind if my future hubby is TrevorMark, or look like him.


    Do you have to cheat on me so publicly??
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
    This is the cutest story ever!
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR said
    waimea saidI wouldn't mind if my future hubby is TrevorMark, or look like him.


    Do you have to cheat on me so publicly??


    Babe. It wasn't like that at all! I was thinking about you the whole time.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this story. It made me smile.
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    thats awesome... im reading the Velvet Rage, all about being true to who you really are...sounds like mom really has her shit together, and is supportive of her son, regardless of who, or what he is... wish i could thank her in person, or have her be my mom...LOL..
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    This is such an awesome story. Not sure what would've happened if I'd said something like this to my mum when i was little.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    That's a great story!

    Although my family had a hard time at first with my sexuality, my nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews have all been raised knowing I'm gay and treat it as a non-issue; my family has always acted like it's perfectly normal around them. Some of my family members are liberal and some are conservative, but my sexuality doesn't make a difference to them (plus I love being the "cool" uncle!). I know it will make things much easier if one of them turns out to be gay.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    This is more about me witnessing my parents acceptance when I was at an early age and curbing my judgement towards gay people when I was younger:
    When I was little (before I knew I was gay), my parent's friends had a gay couple they were friends with over for a dinner party. They arrived together, were very feminine in terms of their mannerism, etc. Being the 10 year old brat that I was, I made a comment, "Are those guys dating or something?" with a very snide tone. Btw, kids in my class at the time (myself included) were at that stage where we called everything gay or people fags, etc. Then my mom said, "yeah, they are dating. And you know what? They're happy and really good people" Kind of put me in my place. Haha.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    hairyandym saidthats awesome... im reading the Velvet Rage, all about being true to who you really are...sounds like mom really has her shit together, and is supportive of her son, regardless of who, or what he is... wish i could thank her in person, or have her be my mom...LOL..


    that's an excellent book.



    I gave it to my Mum to read too.




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    Oct 27, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    thanks for sharing that TrevorMark.

    It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    That is an adorable story.

    That kid has a great mother!