Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Little Gay Ears.
When I was younger, we would sometimes listen in on what the adults were saying, especially the parts we were not supposed to hear. My mom always had a way of sensing what we were up to and would say that it's better for the adults to continue later as "little ears" were listening.
I was thinking about some visits I had recently with straight friends. They would eagerly ask me if I met anyone yet, then go on to discuss what type of guys I like, how do I meet people. Usually they finish up with the encouraging statements about meeting the right guy some day and about me making someone a good boyfriend, the usual dating conversation only with a gay theme.
Many of my younger friends have children entering into the pre-teen and teen years. I was
thinking about these conversations and about what if there were little gay ears listening, how incredibly important and what a positive impact conversations like these would have. Imagine a child realizing that they are gay, maybe feeling anxious about it, only to hear their parents talking openly and positively about gay relationships with gay friends. They would grow up feeling normal, feeling accepted, they would live in a completely different universe to the one most of us experienced. I hope all the little gay ears out there get to hear those messages.