We hear a lot about how parents are unaccepting, or even mean and cruel about their kids' sexuality...well, here's a place to discuss how they got cooler. Even if it's "at first my mom wouldn't even talk about the issue that I was queer, but now she actually asks me questions about my girlfriend" or if it's a "he wouldn't accept it, now he's a total queer youth advocate". Any step towards being okay with it is a good step, and I want to hear them.
I guess I should start off with the inspiration for this topic. My parents went up several steps in cool yesterday. I was allowed to go out yesterday (for the past couple of months my social life is going to the bookstore to read), they gave me twenty bucks to go out (another thing that they never do. usually my mom is unhappy to cough up the $2.20 to fund for two bus rides and two phone calls), and they let me drive with a teenage driver (my brother can drive with whoever he wants whenever he wants, I can drive with one person I've known for five years). So they're climbing the charts on coolness factor.
Then at my 10 o'clock phone call (I had to call every hour on the hour while I was out) they told me to come home. The girl I'm with lives very far away from my house, and my area. She actually lives on a town up on the mountain Her parents didn't want her driving so late. I call again to ask if she can spend the night...*dun dun dun* they say yes.
So, what's the big deal? I haven't had anyone spend the night since they found out that I like chicks, and whenever I have a girl over (which isn't often, I don't like to bring people home...) the door must be *wide* open (hard to hold private convs).
My mom did ask me (in a whisper while we hugged) if she was queer. I told her no to assuage her fears (the girl likes girls some, but not as much as she likes guys, and she doesn't like me).
Can you believe it? I'm still in shock.