My daughter came out as bisexual on facebook late last night. Daddy told me about two weeks ago that she had talked to him about it. I am in awe that they feel so comfortable with him. This last weekend she said it outloud in front of me for the first time. I let her know that she had not informed me of this. She said she didn’t tell me because she figured we kept nothing from each other. Lol What I didn’t know is that her sisters and their boyfriends already knew. She worked it into discussion several times this weekend and she was told she was not to bring it up in front of her great-grandmother at a party she was throwing. Time and place and this was not it.
I did not know she was going to post it on Facebook and I will say that I am unprepared to take questions and concerns from the family. As I was reading her post this morning I had a text. I have yet to respond.
I am struggling with part of this. It’s not about her interests in girls but her labeling herself. To my knowledge she is not in a relationship that would necessitate the need to prepare everyone. I think I would feel better if she had a girlfriend. I don’t know this is sounding really bad. I just worry about her slapping a label on herself that others can use against her.
I don’t know if I’m making sense? I’m confused as to why I’m struggling with it. I’m proud she is who she is but I worry she will be targeted. I guess the me that will not speak up for fear of drawing criticism fears that she is waving a red flag drawing the attention of the bull.
I have answered my own question I’m scared. Not only does she have to stand in front of that bull but so do I.