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Title Pointblank Times, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1976
Date February 1976
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Transcript TELLING MOM Over the years I have collected from friends stories about how their families found out about IT. They break down into general categories. First, and most traumatic, is when Mom/Dad/Sibling walks into the living room/bedroom/kitchen while daughter is getting it on with her roommate/friend/teacher. Second is when A LETTER is found by an interested family member. That one is tough because it usually means you get an hysterical phone call long distance while you are studying for finals or are otherwise vulnerable. The third means of revelation is actually telling Mom, stuttering up to it and spitting it out. I've personally experienced all three, which means I have a very stubborn mother. The first was when I was 13 and my very young sister threw open the door to my bedroom. "Mother," she screamed. "Sister is kissing Barbara and they're NAKED!" Mother's voice came calmly from another room: "It's all right, dear. It's just a stage girls go through." When THE LETTER was found, I was a sophomore in college. My mother called to say my roommate's mother had found a letter from me and the roommate's mother was calling the dean of my college but for ME not to worry because mother knew it was just a stage that girls go through. That, of course, was not what my housemother said when she kicked me out of the dorm. The personal confrontation came just recently. I said directly to my mother: "Mother, I think it's important that you understand the nature of my relationship with ." "You don't have to explain," she said happily. "I understand it very well, and I'm very happy for you both." Terrific, I thought. The next day, however, we took her with us to look at a new house. We were talking about fixing this bedroom up for us and the other bedroom up as a study. "Nonsense," she said. "You'll be too crowded. Each of you take a bedroom and fix up that back room as a study." Rats. I must have left something out about our relationship. Most of the stories I've heard have a lot in common with one another. But there are highlights. Like the friend who decided to give it to her mother as a Christmas present. Her sister and brother were coming to town for a sweet, family Christmas, and my friend writes her mother a long, carefully thought out letter about the fact that her dear daughter is gay. The idea was, see, her mother was to get the letter just before she set out for the long drive to Houston and Christmas and her gathered family. That way she would have lots of time to think about it and by the time she got here everything would be fine. Only she didn't get the letter before she left home. And daughter spent all of Christmas holiday wondering how she was going to tell Mom that an interesting letter awaited her when she got home. 8