Today my six year old niece said to me, “I saw that Chris and Darren got married.”
(She doesn’t know the difference between Kurt & Blaine-they’re pretty much the same to her, but because I’m obsessed with Chris & Darren with everything they do, she usually calls them by their name.)
I told her they weren’t married and asked if she meant engaged. The episode where they’re on the stairs.
She said, “Yeah. And they kissed!”
It’s just that simple to her. Like she has told me before. “They’re best friends aren’t they? Because they love each other.”
People can critic Glee however they like, critic the relationship of Kurt & Blaine, and how Chris & Darren play these characters. I’ve said this before, it’s important to show this relationship on tv. They are helping people relate to them, helping people to feel less alone. They are opening eyes to people who were close minded. They show fights but they display when they make up-an important indicator to get through what you have to with this person you care about. The list goes on but you get the point. Characters aside, there’s these two actors who genuinely care for their characters & portray them with respect and grace.
It’s astounding to me, a six year old is this understanding of this relationship she sees. It’s not a big deal. She doesn’t question that they’re two guys. She just says they love each other. Period. That’s how it should be.
We still have ignorant people, homophobia is still going on.
We seem to be moving in the right direction with so much marriage equality coming to more of our states. None of the arguments opposing equality makes any sense. But for this specfic post here I’ll respond to one “It’s confusing for kids.” It’s not. Teaching them hate is the actual issue. What if they’re gay, bi, pansexual, etc. You’ve taught them to hate themselves then haven’t you?
Hopefully, these adults who say people who are gay shouldn’t display their relationship, or parent, or they’re confused, etc. get to a point, grasp this concept that “they just love each other”.