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    If my child was gay…

    November 5th, 2008

    We woke up today to a different world; and one that is sadly the same

    Barak Obama is our President Elect, which is good news; and the passing of CA Proposition 8 (Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry), which is not.

    I am a peaceful and optimistic person by nature. I will insist on seeing the good in a person until they disappoint me. I want to believe in the good in humanity, and measures such as this just hurt me in a deep place.

    S and I have talked about our feelings if G comes out as a homosexual man down the line. I admitted to my husband that it would make me sad. Not sad because he’d like other boys, but sad at the difficulty, prejudice and possible violence he would face during his life. No parent wants this for their child. I had hoped that Prop 8 would show me that the world we live in was tolerant, accepting and loving. Today I saw the opposite. It makes me very, very sad. I love my child and whom he decides to share his first kiss with will have no impact on that love.

    I had just wished that others would feel the same.