If My Gay Son Realizes He's Really My Straight Son, So What?

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    Feb 10, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    If My Gay Son Realizes He's Really My Straight Son, So What?

    If you had a gay son who all of a sudden turned straight, how would you react/respond?

    How about if you had a lesbian daughter? Would your answer be the same?
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    I'd love my children regardless of their sexuality.

    I'm happy to see that some parent are willing to go the extra mile for their kids.

    I'm even more surprised to hear of a child who is already confident in his sexuality.

    Sometimes children surprise us all with their wisdom.
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    If you had a gay son who all of a sudden turned straight, how would you react/respond?


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  • HottJoe

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Great article! Coming out at 8 was unheard of not long ago.icon_eek.gif Lucky kid. I think the title is a little misleading, though...
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidGreat article! Coming out at 8 was unheard of not long ago.icon_eek.gif Lucky kid. I think the title is a little misleading, though...


    The title is what drew me in. Great story of a really cool parent.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:39 AM GMT
    Great article.

    GAMRican said

    If you had a gay son who all of a sudden turned straight, how would you react/respond?


    Well I'll tell you what I'd definitely not do and that's scream "You better not get anyone pregnant!" every time I dropped him off at middle/high school.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    My answer, and Bill's, and that of the author:

    "My answer: "So what?"

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 10, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
    If a gay son or daughter suddenly identifies as straight they should be sent to reversion therapy immediately. :-)
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidIf My Gay Son Realizes He's Really My Straight Son, So What?

    If you had a gay son who all of a sudden turned straight, how would you react/respond?

    How about if you had a lesbian daughter? Would your answer be the same?


    Loved this line: "Mom," he said as if he was explaining something complicated to his baby brother, "it doesn't change."

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  • HottJoe

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    Feb 10, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    HottJoe saidGreat article! Coming out at 8 was unheard of not long ago.icon_eek.gif Lucky kid. I think the title is a little misleading, though...


    The title is what drew me in. Great story of a really cool parent.


    Haha, me too. I thought it was going to be about a gay kid realizing he's straight. It was cute at the end with the straight little brother, though. This story is proof that we're in a new era of acceptance.... (well, at least, for democrats, lol).
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    That was an OK essay. It just leaves me to think how fabulous it would be to grow up in a household where one feels confident and safe enough to come out at 8 years old. That NEVER would have been possible in my household, or even in my community.Personally, I wouldn't care if my kids were gay or straight, just as long as they leave Britney alone!
  • calibro

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    seriously, this woman and her husband piss me off to no end. it seems every month they feel the need to write about their son and how great of parents they are. hey everyone, our little boy is gay and we're ok with that! let's say it again! and again! if this family is even real, someone should slap her for using her kid as a pawn.
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    calibro saidseriously, this woman and her husband piss me off to no end. it seems every month they feel the need to write about their son and how great of a parents they are. hey everyone, our little boy is gay and we're ok with that! let's say it again! and again! if this family is even real, someone should slap her for using her kid as a pawn.

    You are funny dude..icon_lol.gif
  • vintovka

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    I think if I had kids I'd be a little shocked by any major information that I wasn't aware of previously. I think parents assume they know their kids better than they really do. Having said that, obviously I would accept whatever they felt their own sexuality to be.
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    calibro saidseriously, this woman and her husband piss me off to no end. it seems every month they feel the need to write about their son and how great of a parents they are. hey everyone, our little boy is gay and we're ok with that! let's say it again! and again! if this family is even real, someone should slap her for using her kid as a pawn.


    +1

    It does seem that she'd so heavily invested in what her son is (an opportunity to write about, or in the case of other parents -- to talk about) instead of who he is, that she forgets that he may want a little privacy (or will in the future).
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Love your child regardless
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    Feb 10, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    So... how this child knows he's gay? I mean, shouldn't you be at least in your puberty to know if you're attracted to either of the sexes??? In my age of 8 all of my pals (boys) couldn't stand girls and acted like touching them would cause them to die within few hours. But most of them now are playboys, and even I had a few girlfriends...
    So again, how does he know he's gay?
    This Amelia puts too much energy into thinking about that and wastes too many pixels by writing the article.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Feb 10, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    My parents would burn the house down in excitement. Thankfully they still love me.
  • Lincsbear

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    Feb 10, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    Continue to love them just the same.
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    Feb 10, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    This is an awesome read! Really enjoyed the mom having to stand up for the rights of straights. icon_cool.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 10, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    metatextual said
    calibro saidseriously, this woman and her husband piss me off to no end. it seems every month they feel the need to write about their son and how great of a parents they are. hey everyone, our little boy is gay and we're ok with that! let's say it again! and again! if this family is even real, someone should slap her for using her kid as a pawn.


    +1

    It does seem that she'd so heavily invested in what her son is (an opportunity to write about, or in the case of other parents -- to talk about) instead of who he is, that she forgets that he may want a little privacy (or will in the future).


    Lol, at these responses. Only on RJ!

    I remember being a kid and unable to tell my parents... I think he's lucky. His need for privacy will be no more or less than a straight kid's really.
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    Feb 10, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    OK so there's something slightly dysfunctional/narcissistic about this wifey's behaviour, but credit where credit's due.

    I do fear for the kid's future to some extent - I mean, homophobic bullying is rife in schools over here and we're, for the most part, as a nation, getting progressively more tolerant and accepting ... but "gay" is often still a pejorative for teenagers ...

    That said, the support he's getting from his parents will cut away a huge chunk of potential adult insecurities and shame, so kudos to them for what they're doing. And it may well be that his parents' approach will give him the confidence and self-belief required to deal with anyone who tries to bully him ...

    But he will face bullying at some stage, almost no doubt about it. Whilst most adults will withold/hide their prejudice in social situations, teenagers know no such boundaries.

    This is something I believe he'll face inevitably of course, with or without his parents' support. Should they educate him to lie about himself? I dunno - hard one.

    Not unless his parents can afford an expensive/liberal school, but even then ...

    Overall, though, I do admire what they're doing, and in some ways, I admire the showing off, for the educational quality. Good on them.
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    Feb 10, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Wish i did that when i was a kid...but i think my parents get it that im not really what i show them now...but i feel like its still nto the right moment for more....maybe after med school when they can see that i grown in someone beautiful as a person and not be cataloged what tv plants in there heads....i hate these people who talk like they know everything and in fact they are just full of shit.
    That mom is greaT, GOOD FOR HER.
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    Feb 10, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    The confusion of bisexuality; thank gward one was born a Bona Fide Homosexual.
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    Feb 10, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
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