Happy Thanksgiving! The day to come out
How nice it is for everyone to hit the road and join their families around a dinner table for some togetherness! And if a zillion cartoons along this theme are any indication, this is the day to “come out” on various things. Well everybody’s in one place and in a neurological stupor from tryptophan (abundant in turkey); you won’t get a better chance!
“Mom, dad, brother and sister, I am…” (pick one or more) – gay, -straight, -atheist, -Catholic, -a Martian, -a Democrat, -a Green, -a Republican, -changing my major to basket weaving, -other (please specify)”
And a note to everybody else around the table, if a family member opens up something new to you, try to set aside your immediate reaction for a few days. Remember you always loved the other family member before, even if you didn’t understand them. Let it sink in; do some research and find out what it’s all about.
Nahh, on second thought, that doesn’t make a very funny cartoon. Family member says anything that strikes you wrong, even though they’ve probably been rehearsing it for years because they obviously care very much about their relationship to you, just blow up and say the first thing that pops into your head.
There! :coolsmirk: That’s my helpful Public Service Announcement for the year.