- Posted April 10, 2012 by
A burning question
This may seem weird, but I was out yesterday, having breakfast with my wife. Saw a man and his young son, maybe about 5 or 6, come in. I don't know how I knew, but I knew - his son was gay. The way he moved... the look on his face. I don't know if even the kid knows it himself yet. My hope is that the (just as obviously straight) father accept this when he does become aware. It's not a matter of projection or prejudice... I just knew he was gay. And I find myself hoping and wishing for the best for him in the future. Now, could I be wrong? Absolutely. But should I wish that I was wrong? Somehow that seems more disturbing than anything...
I’m not looking to spark a debate into the pros and cons of homosexuality, whether it is learned or biological/genetic. I am simply posing a question to which I am very curious as to your answer. So here’s the burning question for you, my fellow iReporters…
Had you seen this young boy and had the same gut reaction I did, what would you hope for? That he can grow to live in a world where he is accepted without question and regarded as an equal by both his peers and strangers alike, or that you were wrong and that he is straight as an arrow?