Color Outside the Lines: Queerphobia

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Prompt: Queerphobia and cultural values

Guest topic by SoberSam!

Today is the first day of Pride in many areas. Unfortunately, many cultures have values that fuel queerphobia in many families. How do you deal with this? Do you see it ever changing?

Cisgender and straight cados, how do you support queer people in your family/culture? How do you hope to do more?