Anonymous asked:Hello! Okay, I have a quick question for you. I'm a lesbian who is out to her conservative parents. I'm conservative myself, but they are extremely anti-gay. And EVERY time I ask them to be more respectful they accuse me of being a radical liberal. Any tips on how to educate/deal with them? I love your blog, btw. (It's nice to see other conservative LGBTQIA :D)
Thanks,I’m glad you like the blog.
My parents aren’t EXTREMELY anti-gay, but my mom is a bit more intolerant. She loves ME, but she hasn’t really come to terms with the gay thing. My dad is a BIT more reasonable, but he doesn’t say much about it.
I’m probably not the best person to ask, because our way of dealing with it is to just not talk about it. They don’t bring up gay issues unless I bring it up first at the very least. I have started conversations about how much I dislike people like Dan Savage. I think the best thing to do is make your politics obvious, talk about those out of context with your sexuality, and then try to distance yourself from the liberal activist part of the gay movement.
My situation is a bit different, because my parents may not be 100% behind my sexuality, but they KNOW my politics and they know my arguments with them don’t come from being a liberal.