One thing I wanted to tell everyone about was my parent's first experience at meeting other Mohos. It was priceless.
While I was up in Utah last week, I decided that I wanted my parents to meet some other Mohos. I did it because I thought it was important for them to understand that gay people are pretty normal. We don't all dress in drag. We don't all prance around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots (can anyone name that movie?). I wanted them to overcome their fears and feel comfortable around people who are different from them.
So, I invited a few of the Mohos over for dinner at their house. It ended up being AtP, John, Gimple, Danish Boy and Tito. I figured that would be more than enough gayness for their first exposure, so we didn't invite more (so if you didn't get an invite, don't be offended - maybe next time). We ate pizza and sat around chatting for a couple of hours.
It turned out to be a really awesome evening. It was very awkward at first, and through pretty much the whole thing. But, my mom really grew fond of Gimple and his endless babble about lotion. I think she wants him to be her son-in-law now. Too bad both of my younger brothers are straight and married. :P
The coolest part of the entire evening was that AtP mustered up the cajones to give a hug to each of my parents before we all took off to go see a movie. It was great.
The folks were still a little wierded out the next day, but I think it all settled in and everything is fine with them now. It was nice to hear their comments about how normal everyone seemed. My mom's comment was, "Wow, they all were pretty normal. You really couldn't tell that any of them were gay. Well, except for AtP. You could kind of tell with him." Too funny. I love you AtP! And so does my mom! :D