I’m really kind of upset, because I’m watching this It Gets Better show about LGBT youth coming out and what not, and I’m sad because it has become very obvious that my parents would never accept me if I told them I only wanted to date girls.
I dated a female to male transgender in jr high and my mother has repeatedly scoffs and says things like “I’m really glad you’re done with that whole experimenting /thing/” whenever it comes up.
When I told her that I was thinking about dating someone who was a male to female transgender, I really thought she was going to hit me. She said she’s only looking out for me because she doesn’t think I should make my life unneccisarily hard.
Most recently, I was watching a movie on tv and she was in the room and two girls started kissing and she FLIPPED. That was the day she straight up told me that she is fine with other people being gay but she doesn’t want it in her home and will never accept it in her children.
My father has made it clear that he doesn’t really accept gay people at all. He and my stepmom find it unbiblical. They don’t hate on them, which I’m glad for, but they don’t accept them either. They just kind of put up with them.
I’m bi and I prefer guys, but it’s kind of upsetting that if I fall in love with anyone else, there’s no way I could ever be with them. My family is too close and I will never again fight with my family and friends over who I’m dating, nor will I subject my future significant other to the sadness that comes when your significant other’s family doesn’t accept your relationship.