I’ve got a very close blood relative who won’t tell me he’s gay…
Not that there is anything wrong or anything. It’s just that after seeing him quoted in newspapers as being gay – like MAJOR publications where this fact has been established- it just kind of bothers me.
I know, my views on many things are pretty conservative. But this relative has been President of his local chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans-which is the premier organization of Gay Republicans. For all intents and purposes, this person is even MORE conservative than I am.
He even opposes Gay Marriage, something I even support…
We both agree that gays should be given the same rights as heterosexuals and be able to form Civil Unions.
We’ve even had long discussions on how the Republican Party should be more inclusive towards the homosexual community.
And we both agree that there are probably more gay Republicans than there are Democrats. He’s even worked as a political consultant for candidates and office holders who have hostile views towards his sexual orientation.
At this point, I’m probably more hung up on his "secrecy" than he is.
Is it just not that big of a deal?
I don’t walk around introducing myself as heterosexual- so should I expect him to proclaim his sexual preferences to me? Why should he? It’s just so weird that we are as close as we are and have never talked about who we are dating with one another.
I’ve know this for about eight years now. So should I be the one that broaches the subject? I’m just afraid that he hasn’t told me because he thinks I’m gonna disown him or something which I would never do. Or that I would not want to be included should he ever decide to get “married” or something like that.
So consider this an “Open Letter” to KC Confidential readers…
What should I do?