A member of the community who wishes to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons) actually asked me this question:
Will you and Diana accept your child if s/he turns out to be gay or transsexual?
This question actually made me angry. I get it: there are parents out there who are intolerant. We’ve all read articles about parents who threw their kid out of the house for being gay or sent them to some weird intensive therapy or camp to try and “get the gay out.” Hell, I’ve even read about exorcism types of “therapy.” So I suppose I can understand why someone would ask this.
My answer, though — and I know I speak for Diana, as well — is simple:
We would love and support our child unconditionally — no matter what.
That’s really all there is to it. I mean… would you still love your child if they were to get cancer? What about if they were born with any type of disability? You’d still love them, right? Because that’s just a small part of who your child is. None of those things would define them at their core, and neither does their sexual preference. It doesn’t really matter to me if my child chooses to love a person of the same sex… I just pray that s/he is happy in their relationships. That’s all that matters, right?