Goob wrote:etherspin wrote:matter of time.. we are progressing despite hateful idiots.
I think I actually talked my parents out of their homophobia over the last year.. anyone else witnessed some fogeys coming around?
After one of my childhood friends came out as gay my father told me if he found out I was he'd probably never talk to me again, but that didn't mean he didn't love me
My mother isn't quite as bad, but she still voted to abolish civil unions in our state despite one of her best friends, a straight women, being in a civil union. The only benefit of civil unions in florida was the ability to put your partner on your insurance plan if that plan was required to follow state law instead of federal law.
I guess I haven't witnessed any "fogeys coming around," but maybe some of this stuff is a generational thing. My parents are against gay marriage but I wholeheartedly support it, much to their dismay. Not to mention I also went vegan in 2002 even though I knew they would have issues with that as well. So, at least not everyone follows in their parents' footsteps and hopefully it's just a matter of time before things change for the better. My, I'm chipper about the future.