There’s a post going around about pretty much how the marauders would be homophobic back in their hogwarts years and I want to put my opinion out there real quick
okay. So… We’re talking about the 70s, there was indeed a lot of prejudice back then and it wasn’t easy to come out.
With that said, we’re talking about four boys in which:
Boy #1 is a half-blood wizard and werewolf. Also not heterosexual. As any young person growing in a poorly informed environment regarding sexuality (let’s be real, I don’t think the school library would have a lot of books explaining puberty at all, maybe Troll’s Puberty For Dummies, but that isn’t really helpful) he would be scared and it would take time for him to come terms with who he is and who he loves, this taking in account older Remus as we know him. I have made a previous post about this matter, in which, in my HEADcanon I say that I think Lily would be the first person Remus would turn to only because in my HEADcanon they are really close friends and well, Remus needed a female touch in the matter But, ultimately, he would come out to his friends and everything would have worked alright because they all love each other and Remus, slowly but steady, also learns to love himself. Werewolf and all.
Boy #2 is also a half-blood who gets to see what prejudice does in the muggle world and how it grows into hatred and violence all these nasty problems. As a eleven, twelve, thirteen, etc year old, he doesn’t get why people would have these kinds of reactions towards people who don’t share the same romantic interests as themselves. He doesn’t get either why the colour of the skin is something of a big deal to muggles or why the purity of one’s blood is a big deal to wizards. Peter is a boy who watched the muggle and the wizard world grow in hate over matters that shouldn’t be problems and he would not question nor hate his friends over any of it because he doesn’t want to be like that. He’s very naive as child and that helps him in a path to acceptance rather than hate.
Boy #3 is a pure blood born and raised to be part of the wizard high society but with loving and understanding parents who didn’t blink twice over accepting his son’s best friend into their home to step in as the parents the boy didn’t have. The Potters raised James to be a good, understanding person. He was cocky, yes. But he was not a bad person, he was not a bigot. He helped the 1st years that were being bullied by the group of blood purists that were in Hogwarts at the same time as he was, and he didn’t even blink when one of his best friends told him he was a werewolf. James Potter believed in loyalty above all, he would have opened his arms towards his pan/bi/demi/ace/homo-sexual friends and even throw some playful jokes in about how he always knew Sirius liked to stare at his awesome arse. He would not turn his back to his friends for something as shallow as one’s sexuality.
Boy #4 is also a pure blood but from a very traditional family in every aspect of the word. Sirius Black grew in a toxic environment but he knew those weren’t the right ideals to have. He knew it and he fought against it to the point he had to run away from home. Sirius was a rebel and he knew what he was and was perfectly fine with it and he knew his friends would too because in them he found family, in his friends he found home.
Besides all this, don’t forget that the boys accepted Remus lycanthropy to the point they turned themselves into illegal animagi to be able to help his friend who every month would turn into a raging, murder-y, furry creature. If you think for one second that they accepted all that but had problems if any of them stuck their d*cks in arseh*les instead of v*gina, I don’t even know what else I can tell you
If you’re ever going through a rough time, remember that Remus Lupin spent 12 years alone, in poverty, hating himself. If he can make it through that, you can make it through whatever hardships you’re facing.
Okay but if you think about it… If Peter hadn’t become a Death Eater, the Potters would have lived, Sirius wouldn’t have gone to Azkaban and would have married Remus at some point, Jily would have a few more kids after Harry (making Remus and Peter godparents too) and Wolfstar would have adopted their fair share as well (or gotten themselves a surrogate… or both) and so Peter would be the godfather to both a Potter kid and a Lupin-Black kid.
Usually, I would assume, when the kids wanna prank Lily or Remus they ask James and Sirius’ help, if they wanna prank Sirius they ask for James’ help and if they wanna prank James they ask for Sirius’ help. But on those occasions when they want to prank James AND Sirius AND Remus AND Lily who are they gonna call? Cool uncle Peter of course.
Peter usually sits on the sidelines just watching the prank wars rolling and helping here and there when needed but when the kids ask him to help planning… oh boy when the kids ask him to help planning…
No one ever sees it coming and the kids have a blast. And James, Sirius and Remus can’t even pull themselves to get mad when they get glued to the ceiling, or when their clothes were gone after an animagi run, etc etc… Lily also gave up on getting upset and trying to ground them because on the positive side, they were learning new spells every time.