My Dad is gay, he came out about 8years ago while still married to my Mum. They are still very close friends and live 2mins apart from each other. Dads partner is always at family events along with my Mum.
I was raised by the best parents in the world, my brother and sister agree.
Our kids are raised with 2 Pops and they don't see it as being any different from any other family
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08-07-2012 22:10 #21Member
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08-07-2012 22:21 #22
My Mum is gay and partnered and so are many of my closest friends. My daughter will hopefully grow up like I did not even realising there is a "norm"
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08-07-2012 22:31 #23
And in reply, DH has 2 gay cousins, one like a brother to him who will be a big part of ds's life.
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08-07-2012 22:35 #24
I have a male cousin who is gay and dh has a female cousin who is. They both have long term partners and we only see them when there are large family gatherings. Our kids haven't really noticed yet I don't think.
08-07-2012 22:36 #25
My mums cousin is gay and my partners aunty is aswell, No problems with it, I think people should have the right to whatever lifestyle they want. I was going to elaborate on this but exhaustion has gotten the best of me and I cant think how to type what I want without it possibly sounding wrong and getting my head bitten off lol
08-07-2012 22:49 #26
When I was younger, my mum had a male friend who was gay, I thought he was so funky and eclectic and fun that I didn't realize it was 'not normal' I also knew about a distant gay aunt and my mums friends mum who were both in lesbian relationships. I guess I was lucky to be bought up without the lables or judgment which made it easier for me when I came out
Both my family and DP's family love us together and my niece calls me Aunty and stays at our place on occasion. She is 5 and hasn't yet questioned our relationship, she has only ever known us together.
One of my cousins often asks if i know DP is a girl and then giggles but wants to come to my wedding! He then proceeds to tell me elton John is gay and that's ok too.
In the early days of coming out my younger brother would say "that's gay.... Oh but not like 'your' gay, that's ok, I mean that's crap"
DP and I are TTC in 2 months with anon donor. Soooo excited! I hope my children will grow up in a tolerant, supportive, loving family/society. I'm so glad to be in this generation
08-07-2012 23:04 #27
I am a strong straight supporter of equal rights especially for the LGBT community my ex Best Friend is gay(no longer friends due to unrelated lifestyle differences) he was a party animal and I became a boring fitness obsessed health freak so we went out separate ways.
I come from a family that says gays are evil and disgusting and deserve to rot in hell even as a child I never understood why people were so against two men/women loving each other and being together.
I have no real personal connection family wise with LGBT community but believe everyone deserves equal rights.
08-07-2012 23:04 #28
I have none, unless they still haven't come out, of course.
08-07-2012 23:06 #29
I don't know any gay people.
08-07-2012 23:13 #30
Our best man brought his boyfriend with him to our wedding ... certainly became a talking point as the night went on and our relatives realised that they weren't just friends (because friends dont dance like that together .. rofl)
We talk to our boys openly about 'straight' and 'gay' we watch ellen, and although she doesn't mention it much, she has had pictures up of/ interviewed portia on the show, so we chatted about that ... and its often a topic that comes up on the shows we watch (maybe on big bang?) so we chat about it when it happens too ..
I dont know if my boys will be straight or gay - and I'll love that either way ... all that I want from them is tolerance .. of everyone around them - that would make me a proud mum
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