My parent(s) wanted me toNot be Queer. My father died when I was 2, I had 3 older siblings. My mother re-married a man that was a MP in the Marines. He felt like he was doing the right thing stepping up to the plate, marrying a widow with 4 children. Growing up he singled me out as being a sissy. I had no idea I was ‘different’. But he and my mother did. My mother let him be the man of the family.And out of frustration, thought he could beat it out of me. He called me Suzy, and made my older siblings call me Suzy too. Ironically I had no idea he knew I was gay until I was 22 years old, My mother never stepped in to stop the madness. They are both deceased, apologies from both before dying, and if I hadn’t forgiven them long ago, I wouldn’t be the man I am today!