In a surprising twist, a support group for LGBTQ parents with adopted children has encouraged parents within their support group to teach these children, "Don't ask, don't tell" if these children communicate any interest in the opposite sex.
We spoke to one parent who shared, "We were really quite surprised that our son told us he wanted to marry one of the girls in his first grade class. This is California after all how weird is that? Immediately we handed him some child age books about same sex marriage and childhood gender choice but he didn't have any interest in these. Even the pop-up books, which he normally loves, he just didn't have any interest. Concerned for his mental health we spoke to more than one doctor.
Finally we sought out a new doctor who in turn advised us that it was normal for boys to have an interest in girls. That was the last thing we expected to hear.
I don't think this doctor is from California.
After discussing this at home, my partner and I didn't want to upset any of the parents in our support group. We did discuss it privately with several however and we all agreed that the best thing to do would be to teach our children "Don't ask, don't tell," if they have any interest in the opposite sex.
"Don't ask, don't tell."
So far it seems to be working. I'm surprised no one has ever come up with this before.
We warned our son that this will help protect him from being teased and bullied at school for being straight. We are considering conversion therapy for him. It would be horrible if one day he ever supported Conservatives.
Though, yes, if he marries a woman one day it would be nice to have grandchildren.
I am so confused!
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