|Questions for/About Gay People
||[Jan. 12th, 2010|02:21 am]
The Question Club
Sorry, can't lock this, I'm going to show it to someone.|
Some questions. You can answer if you're gay or know of a gay person.
1. If you know/are a gay person whose parents did not approve of this, what was their reaction? Why did they not approve?
2. How do you think this affected your/their life or will affect your/their life? (their being if you have a gay friend, not the parents).
3. If you were kicked out of home for it, where did you go? How old were you?
I ask this because on a forum I'm on one of the members and I are discussing 'the line' that we draw where religious beliefs should not, in our minds, be respected. It came to the effects that parents rejecting their children for being gay and kicking them out, particularly for religious reasons, would have on the child. And if we should respect the beliefs of/not call out or argue with the parents. Even though the child is (my argument) damaged emotionally and sometimes physically, and is set back a lot by not having a family support system, sometimes losing education as they're too distracted or living on the streets, might not have anywhere to go, perhaps turning to 'bad things' on the streets, any depression, self esteem, or other mental health problems, etc. I think that even if the teen's life gets better, which I think it would for most people, that it could have been much better if the family had been more supportive. She says that I can't say their lives are 'ruined' since they're not dead yet, plenty of time to turn it around. I still think it should be avoided and that it would have negative effects. She wants evidence. Feel free to tell me about those rejected by their families who still turned out fine though.