As a child, I remember the few times my parents mentioned gay people. It was never in a positive light.
The first time I heard my dad talk about anything remotely gay was when Hawaii achieved marriage equality (for a short time in the 90′s). He was talking about seeing the people emerge from the courthouse victorious. I can still remember his words.
“I thought for sure they wouldn’t show them kissing on national television! It was disgusting!”
That was the moment I really understood that my parents wouldn’t accept me as a gay person. Even though, I didn’t have the words to say what I was, I knew I was different, and I knew my parents wouldn’t accept that difference.
What about you? Was there a moment that you knew your parents were pro/anti gay?
What were your impressions of LGBT people from your parents?