Amy Bronwen Zemser, just launched her new, provocative mommy blog AmyBronwenZemser.com . At EMandLO.com, we had the honor of publishing an abridged version of one of her recent hilarious posts about coming out, homophobia, and cases of mistaken sexual identity (read the unabridged version here). Enjoy!
***I'll tell you a secret.
I still have some internalized homophobia. So I get squeamish when I have to come out.
I don't have to come out very often, but the situation does arise if I have to, say, switch ophthalmologists. Or if my son Ray wants to play with a child whose parents I do not know. Just recently, after I told the mother of a child in Ray's Suzuki violin class that I was one of two moms, she looked at me with a completely straight face and said, "There was a girl in my daughter's class who had that."
Had what? The malaise of homosexuality? The disfiguring disease of conjoined motherhood?
Once, when I was adjuncting at St. John's university, the topic of homosexuality came up.
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