Had an interesting convo with one of my coworkers today – she’s a married mother of two, very typica American. Works hard promoting her sons’ cub scout pack, that kind of thing.

She has no homosexual friends.


She also says she’d be uncomfortable having a gay or lesbian in a leadership role around children because they’d be promoting an “alternate lifestyle” or something.

I can’t help suspecting that these two tidbits about her are connected. It’s harder to be biased against someone who’s difference from you is the same as that of someone you’re friends with.

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4 Responses to Huh

  1. jon says:

    >She has no homosexual friends.
    you mean none that she knows of.

  2. Ben Padilla says:

    Living Life with blinders on… Boring.

  3. Why can’t everyone rise above the petty differences of sexual orientation and use only the real personality of the person when making decisions.

  4. Ealasaid says:

    Well, jon, she seemed to think she was pretty aware of the sexual orientation of all her friends… but she was using marriage (or having been married) as an indication of heterosexuality, so who knows? ;)
    You said it, Yog. :)