Is it normal I'm having a hard time accepting my friend's gay?
My best friend of six years came out to me as gay, I always knew he was sorta fruity but I didn't know he would actually follow through and accept it. He's my best friend, I trust the guy with my life, but I've never known a queer person before and it's just hard to wrap my head around.
I'm whitetrash, I know this, and everybody in our park is real conservative and all, so he asked me to keep it quiet. I'm not religious, but I've been taught my whole life that being queer is wrong. I really want to be there for him though.
I'm tryna do the whole "you don't have to understand to respect something" type deal, but is that enough? I know a lot of queer folk get depressed, he's had some rough spots, and I don't want his best friend to not accept him.
If I could make him straight I would, but he's still my best friend even if he's gay.