I am just SO FUCKING SICK OF LIVING WITH A BUNCH OF HOMOPHOBES
At dinner my brother went on a mini rant that was pretty much “eww, there’s gay people on TV now and it’s gross and unfair why should I have to see such sickening stuff?”
So of course I had to raise an eyebrow and ask what exactly he was watching (heavily hinting at him watching at NC-17 stuff of course), and as it turns out, he’s complaining
that there are openly gay characters…in TV shows…that /fall in love/. And my Dad backed him up, saying it was wrong.
It’s times like these that I just wish summer was over already so I could get the hell out of this house.
Feel your pain! Mostly I try to stay way the hell away from the topic as it relates to news and media, and I’m not sure if that’s the way to do it… I’m upfront about my STRONG personal beliefs, I’m not gonna lie about my involvement in LGBT organizations or whatever. But I jump around LGBT topics so much otherwise, because there’s no way I can have a reasonable argument about it with my family.
There’s a million and a half ways to clearly refute their opinions, and no way to explain this without exploding in frustration. (And I wish I knew a way to avoid annoyance, a way to resonably express my opinions in a clear, persuative matter when talking with people I love.) In the end it makes me feel gross and cowardly, but I guess I have to pick my battles with people I love and need to get along with for the most part.
I’m not going to back down from this shit though, it’s SO important to me and who I am. This is just one of those situations where their opinions are flat out wrong.