"What kind of "accent" was that?"
It took me a second to process, then I replied,
"Oh, I wondered because I've heard it before."
It was difficult to stifle my giggle, but I'm so glad I did. He was earnest in his question and I'm glad he asked me so that I could use it as a learning moment to accept everyone as they are. I offered him examples that he's aware of: friends and family we love who happen to be gay.
Kids just never cease to amaze me.
I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
Oh Mr. Blue Eyes Newman. So wise, so beautiful.