my fifteen year old brother dropped a gem today. we were talking about our mom and how she told a “friend” that i was going to the gay pride parade in new york today. apparently she let it slip accidentally and said something to cover it up and assure this “friend” (who has a gay son that also was at the parade) that i’m straight. my brother told me that i should be proud of who i am and that i should just tell people about my sexuality, and that i really shouldn’t give a shit about what my mom or anyone else thinks. well, i am proud of who i am. and i’m in love with a woman.