One reads about gay youth kicked out by their parents for being gay, but this is the first time it happened in my circle of friends.
First B. had to go quiet and cut all communications via Twitter and Facebook because his parents had discovered he was gay. His parents are Jehova’s Witnesses. Now, about a week ago, B. received an ultimatum from his parents: stop any contact with his wicked gay friends or leave the parental home.
This was a bluff of course, but B. called their bluff. He moved out and now lives in a cute little flat in Brisbane. He has many friends who are helping him out, such as Niccy and Cameron.
B. had a comfortable life at home. A big TV, a flashy Mitsubishi Lancer, good food and wine… But his dad cut him off. The car is sold (given the cost of the lease, not a bad thing), and the locks are changed.
So now B. has to make an appointment to pick up the rest of his belongings. Mummy is tears but she doesn’t protest daddy’s actions. They still want him back, but B. will not give up who and what he is. He has tasted freedom and will not give that up.
I was very happy to meet Niccy, Cameron and B. on Sunday. B looked happy. He’s such a sweet boy and I’m happy he left the family. I miss these guys already.
This is 2011, Australia is a modern, evolved country. This shouldn’t happen anymore. But Luke told me many people still go to church or temple every week. Even young people. As in American films. In Belgium, only 5% says going to church regularly…