What Does Gay Mean, Daddy?

A couple of days ago, my daughter asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks: “What does gay mean, Daddy?”

In that moment, I knew there was only one right answer: “I am so glad you asked. Let’s talk about it.”

In our conversation, I emphasized the importance of curiosity and understanding. When our children ask us questions, especially those that might seem complex or uncomfortable, it’s crucial to take the time to engage with them meaningfully. Here’s a snapshot of our talk:

My Daughter: “What does gay mean?” Me: “Gay means when a person loves another person of the same sex.”

From there, our conversation flowed naturally into what sex means, the importance of consent, and the diversity of human experiences. We discussed how love isn’t confined by gender and how everyone deserves to be who they are and love who they love.

This is a snippet of a real, heartfelt conversation that led me to record a longer video, diving deeper into these essential topics.

If you have a moment, I’d love for you to watch the longer video where I share more about this discussion and how I navigated it. It’s an important topic, especially during Pride Month. Let’s create a world where curiosity is celebrated and everyone feels valued and loved.

Join the Conversation

  • Parents and guardians: How do you approach these conversations with your children?
  • LGBTQ+ community: Your feedback on how to make these discussions even more inclusive and supportive would be invaluable.
  • Everyone: How can we foster a more accepting and understanding world for our children?

Together, let’s celebrate love, curiosity, and human rights. Happy Pride Month!

By sharing this personal story, I’m hoping to encourage more open, honest, and loving conversations in our homes and communities. Your thoughts and experiences are incredibly valuable—please share them in the comments.

PrideMonth LGBTQ Parenting LoveIsLove Curiosity Empathy HumanRights

Links to the vids
short https://www.loom.com/share/e56a91f143cc4abfb1a78925e383c958?sid=cf2665e0-8813-4070-a0c4-93008a96d807

long https://www.loom.com/share/96849df3c3a1459fbcfd1dc4cabc42ac?sid=a0b384c8-d120-4862-a5b6-959c7c9d41fd


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