Hey Cabrini Family,
My name is Royal Blue but everyone calls me Blue.
I was talking with my editors and it seems as though no one has written in yet to my column. I’m here to offer the best advice I can give. I know I’m not a professional, but I’m just trying to give anyone advice who may want it. One of my friends wrote about the controversial topic of coming out.
How would you react if your best friend since you were potty trained told you they were gay? Would you be sad, happy for them, stunned or uncomfortable?
I’m here to tell you that when someone you care about comes out, they just want support. They are still that same person you had a good time with when you went ice-skating and fell into the pond, and the same person that hit you with the bat when they missed the piñata. When they tell you that they are gay, just be supportive. That is all they are looking for. They aren’t telling you that they have had a crush on you since they can remember, but you are their best friend, and they want to gush about that hot number that caught their eye too. Don’t judge them, because that will make them uncomfortable, and you don’t want them feeling uneasy, they are your best friend! You will still have many laughs together; all that has changed is who they are attracted to. If it starts to make you uncomfortable, talk to them! They want you to feel comfortable too. Make sure you keep communicating that way you both are on the same page. Try new things, like go to an event or party with them and try new things. Just because you are not gay too, does not mean you still cannot have fun with them. When you go to these events or parties with them, it shows them that you care, and you will stand by them no matter what. Who knows, you might end up enjoying yourself.
If you’re new to reading my column, don’t worry, I’ll explain what to do. If you’ve already read my column that’s fine too, you may have forgotten. So here is how my job works. You send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Dear Blue.” Then I will read about your situation, it could be about a relationship, school problems, or issues with friends; almost anything!
Well what are you waiting for…? Send those emails!