I have been asked a few times in the last five years since I have had kids, "what will you do/say if your child is gay?"
I don't think that being gay should even be a label. As long as your happy then that should be the main thing. Sadly, some governments, religious groups etc don't see this as the case.
My answer would simply have to be nothing. Why would I do anything or say anything? My only question would be is, "are you happy?" If the answer is yes, then I'm happy. I think nowadays being gay isn't something that is as taboo/frowned upon/discriminated against as much as it used to be. It's still there as there are plenty of idiots out there but I don't think it is as bad. I think people are becoming more open and understanding to people around them. Being a straight man though means I have nothing really to base this on
Am I right in thinking this? Are there any people out there who are gay who think this is true? Or is it still something that you get discriminated against for?
Ever since Joseph was born over 5 years ago, I've been asked a few times, "do you worry about him coming home one day and saying he's gay". My response has always been, no. I would also have the same response if Alice came home and said the same thing. I do hope that if my children are gay, that they aren't scared to tell me.
I think most parents or parents to be, think about it and would probably say "I don't want them to be gay". I don't think this is for any homophobic reason, I think this is because they don't want to miss out on grandchildren. Not that being gay stops you from having kids.
We don't and won't raise our children to show disrespect to anyone of any race, gender or sexual orientation, yet I know some parents will/do whether they realise it or not and that saddens me.
Are there any parents out there who had children that told them they were gay? How did you feel? Did you already know they were gay? Is it something that as a parent you can tell?
At this young age, I don't know whether my children will be straight or gay, I know it isn't a choice and as long as they are happy in whatever there doing then I'll be one happy dad.