Friday, September 25, 2009
I am lucky enough to be a favorite cousin, maybe a favorite nephew, and maybe a favorite brother. However, that does not make it easy for me to be around my family. I am not openly gay but honestly gay (Next Blog Entry.) There is a question, you know that question every young man gets. So, *young gay man enters name here*, when you getting married. DO you really want to know when I am getting married or IF I am getting married. SO the first thoughts that come to my mind is, When is your unwed child who has two kids getting married? When is your brother going to get off drugs? I mean of all the things you can be worried about you wanna know when I am getting married? Come on people.
In my family, which i see as regular, you know had some in jail, some drug users, sellers, person who has killed one or many people, umm the things that make for a great movie with a black family, I am "The Gay." Now all the dysfunctional things that I named and oh boy did I leave some out, I feel, and maybe it's me that I am looked at and talked about more than any other. maybe in real life i am just talked about just as much as any. Why though, I don't talk about them. OK I just got sensitive.
My questions to you as you read this are?
Have you made a family member feel uncomfortable regardless of differences yall have?
Have you reached out to love a family who may be different in some way to make them feel loved regardless?