Driving back from shopping today my daughter (10) spotted a Pride flag on the local fire station "Oooh look at that!"

I decided to question what she knew of it. She stumbled for a moment trying to find the words but eventually said it is for all people who are Gay, Bi, Transgender.

So I asked, what does Gay actually mean?

The answer is what makes ME proud, she said "it's where a boy likes another boy BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS TO HAVE A NAME."

I know people have fought long and hard for the right to be recognised in all walks of life and I applaud that fight. So if a 10 year old child can get it, why are there still so many idiots about.

Hopefully future generations will all come to her point of view.

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Last edited on 2/10/2018 5:46 PM by Vanman
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Antheus (27) 8 days ago

I see lots of people having a little rant at distant realms around the world that repealed same sex marriage and am genuinely staggered by the fact no one mentioned the case of Northern Ireland, one of the most homophobic spots in Western Europe!

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Ironbull (106 gold) 8 days ago

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I was making a general point but yes let's not forget northern ireland..

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Ironbull (106 gold) 8 days ago

Wow.. good for her.

That is what equality means. Great to hear that the younger generation see people as people. Very impressed.

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Vanman (77 bronze) 8 days ago

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As it should be.

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Ironbull (106 gold) 8 days ago

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Bermuda repealed gay marriage last week. Religious groups around the world claim the right to discriminate and even persecute. The pendulum can swing back. Hearing comments like your daughter's is real cause for hope that this society at least will not permit a return to the bad old days.

It's also an unanswerable critique of a gay identity that is contrived and much too obsessed with its own separateness. That separateness was only ever the product of a social fault line. To be separate at your own hand makes you a potential target.

I have two nieces; 13 and 16. They too seem to see gay/straight as artificial. They're my heroes.

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Alecmusc (8 platinum) 8 days ago

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Hopes are getting high. It is really a blessing to read these lines. I just wish this good wind blows away the hypocrisy that dominates the shadowy places.

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Vanman (77 bronze) 8 days ago

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Don't let it swing!

That does sound wrong though ๐Ÿ˜€

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BamaJDon41 (0 gold) 8 days ago

The fact that America elected a fool like Donald Trump proves that ignorance based idiocy is alive and well. Your story does give hope for the future. Thanks.

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Vanman (77 bronze) 8 days ago

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Thank you.

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Alecmusc (8 platinum) 9 days ago

What a pleasure to read the relate of a proud father about the incredible remark of his brilliant daughter. Thanks for helping to raise a wiser generation. You got tears in my eyes, I will have to pay it back when we meet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Vanman (77 bronze) 8 days ago

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We will see in July when weekly meet but thanks.

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Alecmusc (8 platinum) 8 days ago

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Yeah, I might have to increase my traveling insurance. Jokes apart, I thank you for sharing, it is a sign of hope and it is one more proof of what a great man you are.

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Singletgrappler (1 bronze) 9 days ago

That made my day. Thank for sharing.

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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You're welcome mate.

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Merseywrestle (21 gold) 9 days ago

Well she has fantastic parents who have brought her with such a calrity of thought.

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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And gud spellin

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Merseywrestle (21 gold) 9 days ago

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Oops my bad :)

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The Kestrel (52 support) 9 days ago

Brilliant blog, and sounds like you are helping bring up an open, bright and sincere girl! This has put a smile on me face ๐Ÿ‘

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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I hope so, thanks.

Don't save smiles for rare occasions!

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The Kestrel (52 support) 9 days ago

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Always got a smile on me face when working over a big jobber ๐Ÿ’ช

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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Is that why you still live down South?

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The Kestrel (52 support) 9 days ago

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Yeah because if I lived where the best jobbers are then the novelty of mauling one will wear off!

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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Norway has a good standard of living though!

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GrappleViking (63 platinum) 9 days ago

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I can confirm that the standard of living in Norway is commensurate with the high standard of wrestling, as the so called โ€œVikingsโ€ of Widnes have discovered.

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GrappleViking (63 platinum) 9 days ago

Taking into account the genes from her father, thatโ€™s a remarkably clever kid.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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Thank you mate.

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Wrestle in london (14) 9 days ago

That is beautiful, sounds like youโ€™ve done a great job with her mate. Well done, to both you and her!

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Vanman (77 bronze) 9 days ago

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Thank you.

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