Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nerdy Apple Bottom Post -- On Gay or Not, Enough.

This is a post that's gotten a lot of attention, and rightfully so. And because of my own family dynamics, a lot of people sent it to me. It's basically a mother who tells the story of her son dressing up girlishly (diva-esque awesomely) for Halloween and how she was bullied by -- well, get this -- the other mothers.

This is an important post because it outs people who don't even know that they're being bullies, because it shows us a shifting world -- shifting for the better, I'd say -- toward openness and tolerance. The post itself is a sign of enough-is-enough, especially in the wake of suicides among bullied gay teens this early fall.

But it's also important because it allows people to talk, to send the link, and to start a conversation that doesn't have many starters. And I'm thankful for that.