^That does not sound comforting to the outsiders looking in at all. I am sorry that it is that way for you. I feel that's a little barbaric in its reluctance to allow education. Isn't education the first step to acceptance?
I mean, if I were a gay man, for example, wouldn't it be better to educate my peers on my chosen lifestyle than barricade them from it? Isn't than just solidifying my position as an outcast by not welcoming their queries and the expecting the to understand? It's forming myself an island and then complaining that I don't have a boat to venture to neighbouring boats on. IMHO.
It's just me, my ramblings and the elevator music in my head.
Me: bi, reformed wild-child turned mom and house maid LOL
Crux: straight/hypersexual, possibly mono?
BC: our son, 5 years
CM: second son 9 months.
Mouse: girlfriend! Status new, feelings not so much.