I had a kinda weird conversation with this girl I know from school, today. We were talking while waiting for our rides and she's joking around, and then she starts in about how she doesn't like emo kids and she hopes her boys don't grow up to be emos; AND then she says "I think I'm losing the older one already. I caught him the other day kissing his friend; His friend is a boy. Yeah, I had to sit him down and give him a talk and tell him that boys don't kiss other boys." Then I believe she said, "But he's like 'But boys need love too, Mom!'" Then she laughed and I laughed a little out of nervousness and awkwardness. Then she goes on, "Yeah, and he's like 'Mom, I want a pink shirt' and I'm like 'Noooo'" Then she goes on to laugh some more.
I think her son is, like, 5 years old. I was so surprised that she'd tell me something like that. I was so stunned and taken aback by it and I didn't really know what to say or how to react. You know? I wanted to say something and show her that I'm not homophobic and that I thought what her son did was okay, but I couldn't figure out how to say it. And I'll admit I was a bit scared to say anything. She didn't sound that angry or anything. She was kind of a mix of being serious and then joking/laughing about it. So, I'm not really sure if she's a homophobe or just sort of a concerned mother. If there's even a difference :P
But, like, what could I say to her to make her see that I'm not a homophobe, and that I think gay people are okay? I'm not ready to come right out to her because I hardly know her, but I do want her to know that I'm not a homophobe.