Please send your good vibes and positive thoughts this way for my friend who is facing a tough weekend with her folks- she came out to them and told them about her girlfriend last month- since then her parents have gone a little crazy and really aren't being good parents right now (think harassment, spying, meanness, calling various people who know her, somehow scouting out personal information about her girlfriend, etc.) She's going home tomorrow for Christmas and apparently the `rents are staging some kind of ambush or intervention or really awful weekend. She's got an escape plan in the works and I brought over my entire arsenal of books and movies about GLBT stuff and coming out today and we talked, but she's still going to have a lot to deal with- so please send your safety and sane-parents intentions out into the world. A little sister needs them!
Well, she made it. Safe and sound and back at home now. Apparently it was pretty bad- her mom and dad were pretty miserable and insisted on talking about it all the time, offering her scads of money to break up with her girlfriend and move back with them, suggesting that she go to some kind of "conversion" therapy, and making an appointment for their priest to come over (fortunately, he couldn't make it at the last minute). They will hopefully chill out after a while, and she's got lots of great friends and a wonderful girlfriend and the library I brought over with me last week, so keep those happy thoughts coming!