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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #531
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Your son tells you he's gay.... Maybe a picture of Saoirse will change his mind!
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Old November 9th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #532

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I could not read through 54 pages, just wanted to comment on it. If my son told me he was gay, I'd try to be as supportive as I could, he is my son, and if I do not love him, who will? I would also ask one of my male gay friends to talk to him about precautions one has to take while engaging in homosexual love. Emotional and physical. And in general, several days ago our state approved gay marriage, I voted for it, it is not about gays only, it is about civil justice and liberties. I moved here from another US state which I liked better, but when it comes to general outlook on life, I feel happy living here.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #533

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Would be no problem for me at all, nor for the rest of the family.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:11 AM   #534
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I could not read through 54 pages, just wanted to comment on it. If my son told me he was gay, I'd try to be as supportive as I could, he is my son, and if I do not love him, who will? I would also ask one of my male gay friends to talk to him about precautions one has to take while engaging in homosexual love. Emotional and physical. And in general, several days ago our state approved gay marriage, I voted for it, it is not about gays only, it is about civil justice and liberties. I moved here from another US state which I liked better, but when it comes to general outlook on life, I feel happy living here.
People like you give me hope the world. And wouldn't it be a shock if gays did a better of marriage than straight people. Then they could blame straight people for weakening family values.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #535

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My best friend's son is gay, and it took him an eternity to come out to his dad and brother. His mother pressed him about it a little when he made a couple of remarks, and he admitted that he is gay, but then asked her not to say anything - and she didn't - for a year! Torture for her, but she never said anything. Still, such things become apparent over time. Her husband finally said something to her to the effect of "what do you think about B?"

He finally 'fessed up a year or so ago and all is well, thank goodness - though I never had any doubt that his brother and dad would be okay with it, I totally understood his reluctance to come out. His dad was in the Army for 20 years so that may have affected his perception of how dad would take it. Good thing for him that his family is very loving and accepting. There are plenty of gay kids who are not so lucky.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #536
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Being gay myself, I'd support him.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #537

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I just want my sons to be healthy and happy, sexual preferences are their own concern.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #538

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I'd maintain a straight face and say: "Oh, well.".
Who cares, as long as he's healthy?
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #539

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Well i think i'm stil young for having sons
as a father my preocupations are to protect him and give a good education to make him a better human.
and make him happy,
no problem i ill suport him
if that makes him a happier person
I will be happy him
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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #540

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I do not consider myself "gay" but a man who happens to like men.The term "gay" suggests a "stereotype" that the media has tried to impose on popular culture. A image that is not only false, but very false.
I can relate to the many young people, who do not want to be ostracized for their sexual preference or bullied by those, who may actually have the same problem but do not want to be seen as "gay" according to this media stereotype.. As more and more individuals come out and the average person becomes aware of just how many people, who are attracted to the same sex, do exist; then acceptance will become de'riguer. And everyone will come to realize that what was once considered the stereotype is only a small percentage of individuals, who once only had the stereotype to identify with. Then those who are GLBT may decide for themselves how best to construct their natural personality and identification. With many more appropriate models to identify with. And nobody will care either way. What will eventually occur will be more like the Hellenistic model of the ancient world. One, where no one will concern themselves with whomever anyone else chooses to love as long as they are of the age of consent.
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