Last Monday Salon published "Is that my son wearing a dress?: I'm a progressive, supportive dad. Why was I so troubled by the sight of my little boy dressed as Snow White?," which ended with Matt Cheplic insisting he is fine with his son cross-dressing, but other people might have a problem with it. ("But why? Did I see the dress as a threat to my legacy, an insult to generations of men who fought wars and presided over propane grills? No, I honestly don't believe that a 4-year-old's Halloween costume has the power to cement his sexual identity for life. I was not threatened by fears of a same-sex, vegan wedding ceremony or a rejection of power tools and the Super Bowl. A far more immediate evil loomed in my magic mirror: children who mock other children.") Today, Salon published "Why does my son keep coming out to me?: My 16-year-old tells me he's gay. Is it the truth, or a side effect of his recent brain injury?," where Drema Dial wonders whether her teenage son might be gay because after being a "healthy 16-year-old" he was hit by a minivan while on his bike and landed in a medically induced coma. Or rather, she wonders whether he continues coming out to her, repeatedly, as if he never told her before, because of his brain injury. One of these things make sense.
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