For those who have nothing against members of the LGBTI community, did your parents teached you to be accpeting of it or did they tell you it was bad, but you found out by yourself that it wasn't anything wrong with it?
My parents never teached me that it was a good thing, nor did they tell me it was a bad thing. Personally i support it and see nothing wrong with it
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Most Helpful Guy
My parents taught me to be tolerant and accepting - but not only towards homosexual people but towards people in general. I don't think it was ever a really big issue. Partially because I come from Switzerland and the culture towards homosexuality is quite different here than for example in America. There are no big public or political debates held about homosexuality and the media doesn't say much about it either. It's just culturally expected that you are accepting of gay people. People who are hateful against gays usually get shunned by their social environment, rather than being able to start some kind of public flame war like in the US. I don't think I ever even wondered whether being gay is right or wrong when I was a teenager because it was just clear that it was a good thing. It seemed ridiculous to think there could be something wrong about it. I also can't remember kids on the school yard being hateful against potentially gay kids... there are other issues we have here such as nationality-based racism but homosexuality was always kind of a non-topic in a good sense.1
Most Helpful Girl
They never mentioned it.
A few years ago, however, at dinner, my mother, for some unknown reason or other, literally stood up, announced that she would be okay if her children married a person outside their race or someone of their own gender, or both, and sat back down.
As I am the only one of dating age in my family and as I am currently with someone who is male and happens to be white, I told her that she'll probably have to wait for my siblings to start dating before she can get her homosexual interracial couple in the family.
Homosexuality was just something I was expected to accept. My parents have gay and lesbian friends. They never made a point to sit me down and explain it in a sensitive way or anything, they'd just be like, "Our friend, Laura is getting married!" And I'd be like, "Oh good, who's the lucky guy?" and they'd be like, "Her name is Susan." And I was just expected to accept that.
And I did.
There was no special education acceptance talk. It was just expected that I accept that some girls like girls and some boys like boys and that's how it is.1