Kate Winslet’s response to her 7-year-old saying he might be gay

Kate Winslet 06Kate Winslet’s reaction to her son Joe asking whether she would prefer if he was gay or straight, is quite something.

In an interview with V Magazine, the Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress said she was told by her son that one day he “might have a boyfriend”, or a girlfriend.

When asked which she would prefer, she responded amazingly. She said: “It doesn’t make any difference to me.”

Here is Winslet’s full response: Continue reading

‘Treat your gay son like a drug addict.’ – says Televangelist Pat Robertson

1377715713308.cachedUS Christian evangelist Pat Robertson has advised a mother to treat her gay son like a drug addict.

Speaking on 700 Club, which is aired by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson responded to a mother’s question of how to reach out to her gay son, by telling her not to go along with his “lifestyle”.

The mother had written in to the show looking for advice about her son who had come out as gay and announced he was becoming an atheist.

Robertson was clear on his stance. “You cannot go along and say, ‘I agree with your lifestyle’,” he said. “So don’t be an enabler, any more if he’s a drug addict, you don’t enable people to continue in their drug habits.” Continue reading

What ‘Dear Abby’ Had To Say To Mom Of Maybe-Gay Teenager

dearabby-360x6321This isn’t the first time Dear Abby has shown her sufficiency in handling LGTB issues in her advice column, but the simple logic she used recently to a mother of a maybe-gay teen is worth sharing.

“Modern Mom In Maryland” wrote:

‘Dear Abby,

‘My 17-year-old son told me he has finally had his first kiss, and it was with another boy. I’m not sure what to think.

‘When he was in the eighth grade, he had a crush on a girl named “Lisa.” She rejected him because she had a girlfriend. Then he dated a girl, “Annie,” but it didn’t last because he said he felt only friendship for her. Then he became friends with this boy “Joey” in high school, who spent the night several times. He told me from the start this boy was gay (this is the boy he kissed). Now Joey has a girlfriend.

‘To say the least, I’m confused. I know that in this generation, everything is acceptable. I have no problem if my son is gay, and I will love him no matter what, but I honestly think he is just confused. (He says this, too.) Is there anything I can do to help him through this?

— Modern Mom In Maryland’

Abby’s response is brief but succinct: Continue reading

RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 7)

Blog_Rantings Of A Random (GAY) NigerianI had a really long day and I just wanted to get home and pass out. The demon that is Port Harcourt traffic had other plans for me, as nearly all my access routes were locked down and I was stuck. My mom still hadn’t called me, so I supposed the idiotic cousin has not said anything to her, and I was happy I didn’t have to deal with that drama at the moment. I just pulled into Ada George Road, singing along to Mikka’s Love You When I’m Drunk, when my phone beeped. And it was my uncle – yes, the father to the idiotic cousin. I increased the volume of my music, and then answered the call.

Me: Good evening, sir.

Nosy Uncle: Good evening, my dear, how are you?

Me: I am fine, thank you.

NU: Where you are? It is quite noisy.

Me: *increasing the volume again* Yes, it’s quite noisy here. Can I call you later, sir?

NU: NO! (As if he knew I had no such plan) I want to see you in Onitsha this weekend! (He was shouting over the music)

Me: I take classes during the weekends, so it may not be possible. (Big lie. All my classes are virtual; I can take them anytime)

NU: So when will you make it?

Me: I really can’t say now, but I will work out something and call you. (Right!) Continue reading

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Support their daughter’s Wish To Be Called “John”

shiloh-600x420Angelina Jolie’s entire family recently stepped out on the red carpet to support the actress’s new movie, Unbroken. The superstar couple’s oldest biological child – daughter named Shiloh – joined brothers Maddox and Pax wearing sharp suits and short haircuts.

Pitt and Jolie have been fairly open over the years about Shiloh’s interest in all things considered masculine. In an interview with Oprah in 2008, Brad Pitt discussed how Shiloh wanted to be called John.

The eight-year-old’s family fully supports her decision to self-identify — from an affinity for suits and ties to shorter hair to the name change. Continue reading