Read Related: How To Talk To Your Kids About Gay ParentsWe talked about many issues that affect all families, including bullying, tolerance, unconditional love and acceptance, whether people are LGBTQIA or not. Did I lose you there? LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersexual and Asexual. My friends and I have been very public supporters of the “NOH8” campaign and Theresa, in particular, has taken some serious heat online for doing so. Having grown up in a very diverse neighborhood, I must admit I have a hard time understanding people who are intolerant of others just because they are different. When it comes to my kids, I care whether they are healthy, happy, kind and have lives they are passionate about. I really could care less whether they are gay or straight or otherwise. So when Ophelia Later asked me how I would feel if my son told me he wanted to do drag, I couldn’t help responding, “It would be a dream come true—think of the SHOES he could get me!” Of course, in actuality, that’s a question that involves a lot of “ifs”! IF my son were gay and IF becoming a drag performer was what he really wanted to do then, yes, it would be a dream come true. And yes, the shoes would be fabulous.
If you ever feel like you can’t be exactly who you want to be, get yourself to a good drag show. One of the most fun things I’ve gotten to do as a blogger was appearing (with some of my blogging friends) on one of my favorite web shows, He Said, She Said, which is filmed here in San Diego and is hosted by the wonderful Aaron Heier and the incomparable drag queen, Ophelia Later.