Gay men aren’t the only folks who have complicated relationships with parents and in-laws, of course.
But while straight couples typically get a lot of recognition, support and encouragement from their parents and other family members, things are often different for us. Some families are very welcoming. Other families are indifferent or hostile, and that can complicate loving relationships between men.
Enlightened parents welcome a son or daughter’s partner into the family.
Even if this feels like uncharted territory to Mom and Dad, they grasp that the new love in their son’s life is the important thing, not the ...