My mother calls me up last night and tells me I cannot come home with my girlfriend. She says that my brother will be hurt and embarrassed if people find out I am gay. When I try to reassure her that everything will be okay, she ups the ante and tells me I cannot return to my hometown for 5 more years and if I do, both my parents will disown me.
Mind you my parents have come along way. Here, here and here are good examples. But damn, if this doesn’t feel like a setback. And I feel hurt. Hurt and angry. :(.