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L. G. (L)
Subject: I missed you guys!
Date Posted: 9/11/2007 1:58 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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After spending Saturday with my Neo-Con, gay-bashing, bigoted brother, I needed a PBS GLBT fix!!!!

Thank you for being my band-aid!! :D

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 2:22 AM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2005
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I have missed you L!!! 

 

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 10:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2005
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Well then, welcome back with a big gay hug then!!!  We missed you too.

Date Posted: 9/11/2007 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2005
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Hi L, Sorry you had to go through that. Here is a Huggggggggggggggg  Welcome Home :)

Date Posted: 9/16/2007 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2006
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Welcome back sweetie! I understand perfectly. My partner and I attempted to spend a few days with my parents before school started back and my mother told me she was not welcome in the house anymore. It was perfectly fine for her to be there when we went after I had surgery and could not walk. Then she could do no wrong.

I can walk, she is no longer welcome. Go figure.

HUGS!!!

Wolf

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
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    Um, I don't know your Mom Wolf, but she just received the universally understood middle finger...

                   my glasses were slipping off my nose....

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 12:06 AM ET
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      L- you were missed too, as some of us spent some of our recent PBS time in the Rainbow Swap Game,..

  

           

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 5:33 PM ET
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Um. probably the "finger" is being reactive, and is not very productive.

            So, there may be some web sites or books that someone can recommend for L's Brother

                     or Wolf's Mom that can be useful in reducing their bigotry and hatred?

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 9:04 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I understand L, and I'm sorry, mainly for your brother.  This summer I was talking about some very dear friends of ours and my brother caught on that they are lesbians.  It's not like I started the conversation with "my lesbian friends...........",  They're my friends first, and lesbian is much further down on the list.  Anyway, my sil and I just started talking about babies and pregnancy (our friends are trying).  My brother actually had the nerve to make some uneccessary comment.  I told him, "I can't believe we were raised in the same home. Mom would not like your attitude"  (my mom has passed on).  He shut right up.  Doubt I changed his mind, but at least he left the room.  To be honest, I'm still a bit shocked because I thought our whole family was on the same page with this issue.   

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 1:05 AM ET
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Thanks, guys, for the support!  My internet connection has been down awhile...finally getting back to the forums!

What I am really surprised about with my brother is that he has had a hard life and you'd think that after all he has been through, he'd be more sympathetic to those who do are "different", for lack of a better word.  He was in a terrible motorcycle accident at age 26, lost his leg, lost his wife (she cheated), became addicted to morphine and other opiates, nearly died more than once, rebounded, recovered and has an incredibly blessed life, now.  At one point he was living out of paper bags and his car.  Yet he seems to have no sympathy for the underdog, if you know what I mean.   Sometimes I think he needs a really big slap to the head.  But mostly, I feel sad for him, too. :/