Maurice Sendak just came out as gay to the New York Times. To me this is mommyblogger news.
Was there anything he had never been asked? He paused for a few moments and answered, “Well, that I’m gay.”
“I just didn’t think it was anybody’s business,” Mr. Sendak added. He lived with Eugene Glynn, a psychoanalyst, for 50 years before Dr. Glynn’s death in May 2007. He never told his parents: “All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.”
Children protect their parents, Mr. Sendak said.
Think on that a little bit if you have a child who is gay or bi. Or who might be someday. Would you really not want to know?
If you express homophobic attitudes in front of your kids, this could happen to you — they might cut you out of an important part of their lives. Don’t let that happen!
I think on how successful and famous Sendak has been, and yet, look at this pointless barrier that affected his ability to be close with his own parents. I find that to be so sad.
Down with closets!!!
Down with homophobia!!!
Thank you for coming out, Maurice!!! It makes my day! Thank you!