Dear Mother: A Gay Son Responds To Family And Trump
Via-Huffington Post by Joshua Thomas
This really hits home for me. My mother is a rabid Trump supporter, as far as she’s concerned nothing he’s said is at all bad. I can’t begin to think how I could have had the courage to say the things Joshua said to his mother.
At 44 (almost) I’ve still not told her that I’m an atheist and a Buddhist. My parent’s know I’m gay and they love my husband (everyone does, he’s impossible not to love), but trying to talk politics with them is an exercise in futility that ends up with me losing my voice from all the yelling. I just don’t do it.
Holidays over the next few years are going to be super awkward, of that I’m certain.