|Well its official ...
||[Sep. 3rd, 2009|12:06 am]
My 16 going on 17 yo [in a few weeks] Niece has finally (officially) can out to me as being Bi.
Way to go! Remember your Uncle LOVES you!
[posted here even thought she is not on livejournal]
Ah! I'm so glad she was able to confide in you. I'll tell you, I'm STILL getting the warm and fuzzies when I think of my dad's response to my (admittedly pathetic, try-to-talk-around-it, ridiculously roundabout) "coming out (as bi)" statement: "I always thought of you more as gay." Because it meant that he saw what I did, and accepted it. So I'm really happy that now your niece knows that she has someone who can take what has to dish out, and love her not "in spite" of it, but irrespective of it. :-)
Well it was me reading between the lines. I notice on her facebook profile that she changed her "Interested In:" from "men" [might also have been blank] to "Women, Men". This I believe was on Monday (Aug 31th).
Just my chance I was posting to my facebook [by request of another person on my friends list - Gloria Brame] pictures of my very "OUT" office [I have a few leather and poly pride items hanging there as well as my leather vest]. Well there is a picture on my Niece there and I 'tagged" her and used my "maybe out bi niece" and she commented that she IS bi and proud of it. [of course I replied back that I love her and is proud of her.
Oh, remember that we still have to do dinner or lunch. [do you have time this weekend??]
Have you considered what a wonderful miracle it is that Brenda and you have worked for so long for equality, and that this work, the work the two of you have done, from before she was even born, has helped make a better welcoming world for her now in this time?
God/ess works in mysterious ways and things surely move in heavens own time!
I am so happy for you and for her.
2009-09-03 02:20 pm (UTC)
This, exactly. The world is neither perfect nor perfectable, which is no reason not to see the progress that has been and can be made.
This is true - the progress we have done will continue to be made. Since I been a activist I have been trying my best to do my part to make this world a better place for everyone. Just remember that sometimes you are running, sometime your walking and sometime your crawling along but you will get there eventually if as folk song goes you "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize".
Believe it or not I had feelings for months [well almost a year now] that something was up with her and that she just might come out as bi/gay. [I told this to a lesbian friend of mine and she said that since I was "in" the community for such a long time, that I obtain a "gaydar" [or "bidar"]. I am just happy that she knows that there is a least one member of the family that loves her period.
I believe that her dad does not have a clue.