I am surrounded by homophobes (I think that's the right term for people who don't like gays?). I am straight, but I have no problem with gay people - one of the people who helped me the most through my first pregnancy is gay, for one example. But my husband, while he doesn't come out and say much, is aanti-gay, my parents & SIL are really vocal about how gross/wrong it is, my sister doesn't say much so I don't know her true thoughts but she "follows" whatever our parents are saying, my brother is in the military and has really never been around when things are said (the SIL I spoke of is his wife). My ILs are anti-gay. We just don't talk about it that much, honestly, but if something, anything, comes up, I can't say a word or I get attacked for not feeling the same way - so I don't say anything - again, one example, on Thanksgiving we (mom, SIL, dad, couple others) were looking through Black Friday ads, and I came across a toy that Ellen had had on her show a couple of days prior. I said I saw that toy on Ellen and it was so dumb - it turned into a freaking gay attack - I just walked away because I'd been talking about a damn toy, not gay people! Argh! How would you deal with this, other than not bringing anything about anything up that they can turn into a gay bash?! My kids like to watch Ellen but I don't even dare say that (and frankly I pray my kids never say it either) or they'll probably try to say I'm turning my kids gay by letting them watch a tv show!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Relationships
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