My three sons
Posted by jos76 on January 19, 2008
I truly believe that our healthy gay marriage/relationship/existence has a lot to do with our parents. Once they clearly expressed their feelings of acceptance, others followed their lead, especially given their respected roles in the family. I understand that not every gay person has this privilege. However, I can’t underestimate how important it has been for us to have parents who take their parenting responsibilities seriously and support Dac and me in our mutually-supportive relationship
A great example of this came about one day a few years back when I went to meet Dac’s father at his office. I went into the large engineering firm, went up to the receptionist in the lobby and asked her to call up and let Dac’s dad know that I was there. She asked who she should say was here. I said, “his son-in-law.” She called, got his assistant and let him know to pass on the message.
My father-in-law told me when he came down that his young male assistant said to him, “Your son-in-law is downstairs. I thought you had three sons. I didn’t know you had a daughter.” To which he replied without a second thought, “I don’t have a daughter, but I do have a son-in-law.”
Another unsuspecting person unwittingly influenced by those who support us the most. And if the boss says it’s okay, it’s okay.