Today is National Coming Out Day, a day to celebrate and promote a safe world for LGTB individuals to live truthfully and openly.
I have no idea if Levi is gay. He’s 2. He’s just started to figure out that he’s a separate person from his mom. I don’t think he really has a gender identity yet, and if he does, I doubt that includes a sexual orientation.
Right now, he’s just a boy that wanted to try on Mommy’s skirt. I think he looks fabulous.
Levi is my son. He is the center of my world and I will do everything I can to support and nurture him as he grows up. That includes having open and honest conversations about relationships and sex that are age-appropriate. That includes teaching him to respect himself and his partners. That includes loving him unconditionally.
None of those things are contingent on whether he’s straight, gay, or something else.
He’s my son and I’ll love him no matter what.
To all my friends that have suffered hardships and been denied rights due to your sexual orientation – I am sorry the world can be a cruel place. I am doing my part to pass on my values to Levi, including equality for all.