How To Slay Ignorance

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Children, Hall of Fame, LGTBQ, Nephews & Nieces, Top

(I am gay and have recently come out to my family, who have all been supportive and fantastic. Because they are very young, I haven’t told my nieces who are 8 and 11, as I thought they would not understand. I am babysitting them, and one night am having a ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ marathon, when they decide to join me.)

8 year old: “Is that girl, Tara, gay?”

Me: “Yes.”

11 year old: “Is Willow gay?”

Me: “Yes.”

8 year old: “So are they a gay couple?”

Me: “Yes, they are. Wait a second, you know what gay means?”

8 year old: “Sure, it’s when a man loves a man, and a woman loves a woman, and there is nothing wrong with it. Because you’re gay too!”

(The realization hits me.)

Me: “So you know I’m gay? Did your parents tell you?”

11 year old: “We’re not stupid, Auntie; we figured it out ages ago.”

(I’m totally impressed and pleased, almost to the point of tears.)

Me: “Thanks girls, thank you so much!”

(I love my nieces and my awesome brother and his wife.)

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