okay, crucifix nipples i've read, but what's this about coming out over christmas? from context i'm guessing it didn't go well.
ugh, it’s my other current viral post and it was meant to be a personal venting post but tumblr has taken it and turned it into a discourse with 100,000+ notes and gaining.
I used to be a member of a fairly old Star Wars fandom group. It was at one point a fanzine printed monthly on paper, it was that old. Eventually our online forum shut down when the original creator wanted to remove all her fic from the internet, and we moved over onto facebook where we all kept in touch.
Over Christmas time, one of the older members, was complaining a lot about how her daughter was “acting out” and we all sympathized and wished her well, until it turned out that her “acting out” was her actually coming out as a lesbian, and our “friend” went on a tirade about how Christmas was ruined cause her daughter chose to be gay and how they were looking into conversion therapy and would welcome Prayers™ for their family at this time of need.
Instead of the support she was expecting, people went Ballistic.
When one member pointed out that she had been writing gay m/m fiction for the last 30 years, she responded with a comment about how that wasn’t “real” and more people rightfully called her out as homophobic and gross. When Aunt Bee (an old Fandom Mother from days of yore) found out what was going on, she utterly lost it. They’d had been friends for nigh on forty years, they even lived close enough together that they went to the same church. Realizing that M might be in genuine danger of being sent to conversion camp, she opened up her home and took M in, and she’s been living with them since December.
And tumblr bombards me with messages about it daily with people trying to start shit and I am just over here like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯