2023 19 January :: 6.15 am
Y'all. In case anyone could use a chuckle today, I finally told my super conservative, deeply Christian fundamentalist mother that I'm bisexual, and this is how it went:
Me: S and I just bought our tickets to go to Australia this summer! June 23rd - July 15th. We're really excited. And, I'm flying out to Portland in March to see my friend T's piano recital.
Mom: Oh? Is that something that you really want to do?
Me: Um. Do you think I'd be going out there if I didn't want to?
Mom: Well, I mean. He's...he's gay, isn't he?
Me: ...Yes. He's gay...
Mom: Isn't there anyone else from that music studio that you're still connected with?
Me: T is one of my closest friends. I gotta say, your response here is sounding pretty homophobic.
Mom: Yeah. I guess I am homophobic.
Me: Mom, I'm bisexual.
Mom: Oh, I know.
Me: ...Wait. You do?
Mom: Yes! Wait. What does bisexual mean??
Me: It means I'm attracted to men and women.
Mom: WHAT! Since when?
Me: I came out when I was nineteen.
Mom: You came out when you were nineteen??
Me: Yeah. To my friends. Not to my family.
Proceeds to ask a ton of invasive and insensitive questions, including but not limited to:
- Since when did you have sexual relations with a woman??
- Does S know??? What does he think????
- How dare you dishonour the sanctity of your marriage! Sleeping around with other women!
- Have you tried praying about it? *my personal favourite*
Bonus: She started telling me about a roommate she had at Hope College who was a lesbian and "came on" to her, which made her deeply uncomfortable. She was actually spending a semester in Philadelphia when this happened. She went on to have an amazing encounter with God and the Holy Spirit during that trip, so it wasn't a total loss!
Told S about it afterwards - he said, what did she think bisexual means? I said I had no idea. He said maybe she thought I meant "bride-sexual" - saving myself for marriage to a heterosexual man, baybeeee! LMAO
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2023 9 January :: 9.25 am
yummm good stuff
Motion City Soundtrack
2022 16 December :: 10.05 am
:: Mood: exuberant
:: Music: Bloodhound Gang
"You must die! I alone am best!!1!!1"
*cue dirty bass*