Needtofacefart Posted June 7, 2019 Posted June 7, 2019 I need advice to do damage control. My ex husband has custody of my son. I get him every other weekend, six weeks in the summer, and certain holidays. His father is a huge redneck and homophobic. Yesterday, my son pointed at a young man who was wearing brown skinny jeans and said Wow how gay is he? And then shook his head. The first thing I said was Who told you being gay was a bad thing? I had not brought up all of life's possibilities to him yet since he's only 11. He said Daddy said being gay is a really bad thing. I then proceeded to tell him that his father was wrong. Then I brought up examples of people we both know. I said You know Mommy's hairdresser? The one you said must have a lot of girlfriend's because he's so cool? Remember meeting his roommate who you also said was cool? That was actually his husband. Have they ever done us wrong? Have they ever been mean to us ? He said No, but Dad couldn't have been all wrong or why would he say it? So, I'm sure everyone can see my dilemma. Help me please with the next step. I don't want my kid to be close minded or bigoted.