And It’s Another Word for Happy

“Mom, you said before that gay was a bad word, right?”

“No. It’s a fine word. I said you just don’t use it as if it’s a bad word, like to take the place of some bad word. Gay is good.”

“What does it mean again, exactly?”

“It means when men love other men or women love other women in a couple kind of way. People love who they love and that’s a very good thing.”

“Like Miss Mary and Miss Belva next door? They’re married.”

“No, they’re sisters. They’re not married.”

“Oh, you mean like Gavin’s dads? Gavin at my school?”


“Mom? Are you gay?”

“No, I’m not.”

“And you’re loving a man, that’s dad. Okay, so you mean like that guy Jeff Lewis on the Flipping Out show and his boyfriend Gage?”

“Yes. That’s right.”

“Gay is even in Gage’s name, Mom.”

“I think that’s just a coincidence.”

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