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A response from a gay prodigal son

For sharing his struggles about growing up with two mums, Robert Oscar Lopez has been branded a gay basher. There is even a petition going around, asking him to disclose how much he was paid for his “anti-gay hate speech”.

Robert has realised why:

When I looked at Mark Regnerus’s article in Social Science, I found the first public validation of what I’d been through in the 1970s and 1980s. All the factors he measured – divorce, suicide attempts, dropping out of school, unstable relationships – were things I recognized in the lives of people who’d grown up with gay parents during the same period. I knew tons of them. We had all been scared of ever speaking about how hard things were, because we loved our parents and didn’t want to hurt the gay community. But the notion that there was “no difference” between growing up in a straight household versus a gay household simply didn’t pass the laugh test for me or anyone else I knew in that situation. It was hard. My fluency in Spanish allowed me to read through 30 years of my mother’s diaries after she passed away – I knew how hard it was, for her and for her partner and for her kids.

And it suddenly dawned on me. I realized why I’d had so much trouble with my writing in the gay liberal world.

They’re embarrassed by me.

They think I’m disgusting. They think my mother’s disgusting.

We ruin their perfect portraits.

They’ve wanted me to go away. And they almost succeeded.

Read more from Robert here.

It is well worth your time.

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