Mother, I’m Gay. Can My Buddies Sleep Over?

For moms and dads of L.G.B.T.Q. Teens, slumber parties could be complicated.

    Feb. 7, 2019

Whenever Trey Freund of Wichita, Kan., ended up being 13, sleepovers and closed-door hangouts had been section of their social life. Then when he told their family he was homosexual, their daddy, Jeff Freund, a principal at arts magnet center college, asked himself, “Would we let his sister at that age have sleepover with a child? ”

He seriously considered bullying, and exactly how other boys’ moms and dads might respond. “If they knew for certain my son ended up being homosexual, we doubt these people were planning to allow them come over, ” he explained. Sleepovers for Trey finished from then on.

Now at 16, along with his household into the market, Trey executes in drag at a club that is local. As opposed to sleepovers, he drives house after getting together with buddies. He understands that restricting sleepovers had been their father’s way of protecting him, but during the time, he recalled, “I felt enjoy it had been a fully planned assault against me personally. 继续阅读Mother, I’m Gay. Can My Buddies Sleep Over?