"I'm not straight daddy"
What would you do if your son says "Well, I'm not straight." In most homes the topic is taboo, but we now live in a more tolerant society than in the 1980s, even the 1990s. Could say more open to the idea, or not?
I never got the chance for my father (deceased) to tell the truth, in fact it was deep in 30's was that I came out as a homosexual.
And now that I'm through that process I always wonder if my dad would accept me. As I watched my mom and my brothers and sister now accepted, I wish I had years ago came out with the truth instead of my life I have built for myself, so devastated.
It is not easy to be a farmer boy when you're younger and then realize you are different. From childhood I was bullied and tormented at school about the way I handled myself, not that I was fem, it was just little things.
This is the point that a gay guy himself in the cupboard pressure because it's on the stage that everyone around you trying to show you what you do in life should be, and at the stage where a lot goes wrong to gay kids.
So that brings me to this day in 2012 the question: What would you do if your child one day turns around and tell your daddy I'm gay or even your daughter? I know I have written similar articles before, but I am trying to see how English speaking folks, feel about the subject matter V.S the Afrikaans speaking folks, I have posted this in Afrikaans in nuus24.com and I had a good debate about is.
So now I want to compare notes, there after I am planning to post it in zulu , this will enable my to get a clear view, of how most south Africans feel on the subject matter, and then I will come back to you with my findings.
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