My boyfriend just met my grandma. Apparently she asked him questions he found offensive. How should I navigate this?
In at the height of the AIDs epidemic and near-hysterical homophobia, my Aunt Barbara -- who'd once been married to a Paul Newman lookalike -- came out as gay. The news hit my grandma Ellen who we just called Gram hard. She was a year-old devoutly Christian woman born and raised on a farm in the Bible Belt by Czech immigrants.
Look where you're going, Rudolph! The Underground Roller Derby babes give granny a chance at evening the score see Saturday. Then la Nix moves to her own spot.
S imon Amstell wakes up with another body in his bed — a single airbed because this is grandma's house and, in fact, Grandma's House BBC2. The body, which appears to be alive, belongs to a boy. Simon's gay! Disappointing because it means he'll never marry Stella Tennant.
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Illustrations by Erick M. When a ghost caught up with Pac-Man, my cousins screamed, but I was more invested in the yelling echoing from the floor above us. I quietly crept over to the basement staircase, trying my best to hear what was happening in the kitchen. When my mom started crying, I found myself wondering why I always found myself watching relationships crumble from the vantage point of a staircase.
She was completely sincere. Having grown up in a conservative, Christian pocket of the American South, she had no cultural script of elderly lesbianism from which to potentially model the trajectory of her life. Mostly, I just felt really, deeply sad for her.