I was having a rather fair night until I received this from my cousin;
'if you liked obama because he supports gay marriage than that alex is sad and selfesh you need to look at the bigger picture look at what is going on in the world right now.'
I don’t think I’ve ever been so upset by someone because I like women and if it came to it, that I’d be able to marry a girl that I love.
I basically just expressed that I liked girls in a rather random conversation with each of them. I didn’t want to like, sit them down as if I was telling them I was pregnant or something of the sort because I didn’t feel like it was as big of a deal as some might think. But, I believe at the time, my dad was watching TV and my mum was eating. I told them separately, for I knew my Dad would react in a more ‘negative’ manner then my Mum. Well, I don’t think negative is the right word, but he wasn’t always understanding of the lifestyle that some might take if they’re gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, asexual, etc. But I basically just expressed to them that I liked girls.
I told my Mum first, and then my Dad. Truth be told, I don’t exactly remember the date of when I told them but I do remember that it was two or three years ago. But I believe the realization that I should tell them was after I had kissed a friend of mine and I figured out that well, I really liked girls.
The conversations went well-ish. I mean, my Mum is a fashion designer so she’s surrounded by gay people and couldn’t give a rat’s ass about what gender I prefer being with. She just kind of nodded her head, and when I said she could hate me for what I am, she responded with; ‘I work in the fashion industry there lady, I don’t give a shit’ and then closed the door.
When I told my Dad, he didn’t fully know how to respond other than know that he loved me no matter what. I mean, you could tell that he felt strange in the instance, but that’s because he didn’t know much about the ‘lifestyle’, or what have you. After time though, he came to understand in a sense, and well, we joke about it sometimes. See this conversation. But all in all, it went okay.
Not a fan of these family cookouts.