Coming outs normally are accompanied with crying & disappointed parents to an extend that the two terms could already be considered synonyms, family members despair to an extent that not even admission to medical school could remedy that despair and the question of whether the newly outed gay’s parents will ever become grandparents. The last question may come into disuse if the newly outed gay has at least one presumably heterosexual sibling and judging by the disappointment and despair a coming out usually creates I would never wish infertility upon the last presumed to be heterosexual sibling.
But my friend Ellen who grew up primarily at her grandparents has had a different experience after her grandmother briefly went through the usual periods of despair.
As Ellen recalls one day her granny sat up straight, looked at her and asked: “Ellen, how do two women do it together?” Ellen’s younger self was too embarrassed and/or not knolwedgable enough to give a solid answer.
But nevertheless I think we can all safely agree on the label of “priceless” for the question.
(Should any youngster looking for advice & help on the topic of coming out be stranded here, can I redirect them to LGBT Youth Scotland who have some good resources online? Though obviously I’d be happy if you like the content of this blog and stay with me but this blog isn’t helping you nessecarily with advice.)