What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Marrying a Girl March 17, 2014

Filed under: Tales of Humanity's Imperfections — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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Last year I was working on a show that had a lot of kids in the cast. There was, as always, the one little soon to be gay boy who is currently homophobic. Beyond this kid’s obsession with Selena Gomez, his fascination with sparkles, and pronounced lisp, the kid just pinged on the gay radar like a battleship. He would always go on about how gay marriage would ruin everything and blah, blah, blah. But the boy was an undeniable gay.

There was also a little girl in the show who was smart as a whip and mature way beyond her years. One day, as the future gay was sitting around telling all the other kids about how his father had told him to treat his future wife, the little girl just looked him straight in the face and said, “You know, you might not even marry a girl.”

So sweet and so true. Sometimes kids can speak truth more simply than adults will ever have the courage to.


2 Responses to “Marrying a Girl”

  1. I feel sorry for the boy – his parents, intentionally or not, have terrified him of learning who he has been created as. It will result in a lot of pain, most of it not his fault. It is hard for kids to go against what their parents try to build into them.

    Meanwhile, there’s nothing wrong in learning to treat PEOPLE, including GIRLS, well.

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