Out of the closet?

The other day, I went to my 7-year-old’s first football game. Between plays, he was holding hands with his bestie, as they approached the huddle. Even for boys that young, it struck me as not altogether heterosexual behavior. After the game, we asked if the other boy is his boyfriend (We have taught our children from an early age what sex is, and different orientations). He said yes. I asked him if the neighbor girl was still his girlfriend. He said that she is just a friend. We asked if he liked both boys and girls. He said “kind of, but I’m gay”. I don’t know if he really knows for sure or understands it all. I guess my point is that I consider this a parenting win because he wasn’t scared to tell us “I’m gay”.


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