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  •  How homophobic are we talking? (2+ / 0-)
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    SaoMagnifico, Zack from the SFV

    You think they’re homophobic, but how homophobic?

    On a scale of Westboro Baptist to Rob Portman (ie—seemingly homophobic until he discovers he has a gay son), where do they fall? And how do you know this?

    You might be surprised how fast minds can change…

    That said, I’d wait until you’re more independent, as other posters have said….

    Kansan by birth, Californian by choice and Gay by the Grace of God.

    by arealmc on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 08:48:07 PM PDT

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    •  well, Audrid is Singaporean (4+ / 0-)
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      SaoMagnifico, gabjoh, bythesea, kurykh

      so given the different cultural milieu it may be difficult to gauge his parents' homophobia on an American scale...

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 09:06:17 PM PDT

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    •  I've heard them saying (0+ / 0-)

      that they'll kick any children of theirs who are gay out of the house, and that gay people are pedophiles.

      I don't really want to bring up the topic to find out any more.

      •  Gay People (1+ / 0-)
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        Zack from the SFV

        I promise you one thing: when you do come out, their opinions will change. It might happen slowly, it might happen quickly, but it will happen. Here’s one story of that happening, from a Mom who was so homophobic she sent her son to get "cured" of "the gay".

        In the meantime, before you come out, be the annoying liberal son. I realize deference to your elders is a cultural touchstone in Asia, but respectful disagreement inside the home—surely you can pull that off. Next time you hear your parents spouting ignorant bullsh*t, be the annoying liberal son. Confront them, but do it from a philosophical angle. Act like you’re embarrassed by their ignorant and backwards attitudes that have no place in a modern country like Singapore. Being embarrassed your parents is something American teens are singularly good at, but I’m pretty sure this goes across cultures.  

        I don’t know you or your situation, so this may be terrible advice, but I wanted to throw it out there.

        Kansan by birth, Californian by choice and Gay by the Grace of God.

        by arealmc on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:43:59 PM PDT

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