Questions my family has asked me

So it’s graduation weekend and I’m super busy entertaining the fam. Tonight I am going out to dinner with my immediate family and bringing my partner. Always an intimidating experience!

My family is basically from this era

I don’t have much time, but in the spirit of familial bonding, I’d like to share with you all a few questions my family has asked me in the past. Here are just a few gems:

1. You’re not going to chop all your hair off, are you?

2. How do you plan on supporting yourself given this lifestyle you have chosen?

3. a. I heard that gay men love women, but lesbians hate men. Is that true?

     b. Does [your partner] hate all men?

I know it sounds like my family is terrible, but it’s not. Just a teensy bit ignorant on the gay stuff. Or a lot bit.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I’ll put some pictures up of senior week events/graduation soon in a Femme Fashion post!

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2 Comments on “Questions my family has asked me”

  1. Queen Adam
    June 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    When I told my dad I was gay, he asked me if it was the same as the time I was a vegetarian for a day. And when I said I was moving to Providence, he said, “Gaytown? What are you going to do in the winter on The Cape?”

  2. Iaah
    July 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Fortunately, my family has always been pretty supportive. At this moment, I can’t think of a single question like that that I received from a family member. However, I’ve had a few questions from straight dudes – sometimes friends, sometimes strangers/acquaintances. Here are just the ones that come to mind:
    1.) So who is the man in the relationship? (Ever notice how they rarely ask who the woman is? They’re always concerned with who the “man” is.)
    2.) How do lesbians have sex?
    3.) Nah, I’m not hitting on you anymore. You’re gay. I accept that. And besides, if something were going to happen between us it would have happened already, right? (This statement and question was meant to be understanding and accepting, but it felt very awkward for me because I was like, “Well, I guess it would have already happened… I mean, I never gave ‘something happening between us’ any thought because, well, I’m gay. I never considered it an option, ya know?”)
    To be honest, it seems that I’ve not gotten that many questions really, just various statements from people that were a little off.

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