A 7-year-old boy with a “longstanding crush” on Glee’s gay character Blaine as well as exposure to family friends in same-sex marriages says, “I’m gay.”
"Since that day, any time the word "gay" has come into conversation, he has happily announced to those around him, "I'm gay!" He says this very naturally and happily, the same way he announces other things that he likes about himself. Mention that a person is tall and he'll quickly add, "I'm tall!" If he hears the word "Legos," barely a second passes before he says, "Legos. I love Legos." Saying "I'm gay" is his way of telling people: this is something I like about myself."
His parents are proud and happy, although they realize sexual orientation is fluid and 7-year-olds are even fluider, so this classification might not last.
"Do I think this is the last word on his orientation? I don't know. He's 7. Maybe as he gets older he'll tell me something else, but it's just as likely that he won't. But really, that doesn't even matter. What matters is right now. And right now I have a young son who happily announces "I'm gay." And I'm so proud to be his mom."What's that old saying? Children learn what they live . . .