The title of this blog “Is there a word for people like me?” is a serious question that I’ve asked myself and my husband. I grew up in a conservative family in a conservative state. I was never taught to be open and accepting of homosexuals so I don’t know how I developed this view point. Here is my history: I had a same-sex relationship as a teenager. Another guy that I almost went out with and was very good friends with in high school is openly gay and has been in the same relationship for 10 years, and now, I find out I’m married to a gay man. The woman I had a relationship with as a teenager is married as well, but I have often wondered if she is really a lesbian. She has two former boyfriends who are openly gay. So…….is there a word for people who seem to attract homosexuals – people who form wonderful relationships with them before knowing they are gay, and possibly before they have ever come out? Like Elaine on Seinfeld who was a woman that Jewish men were attracted to – wasn’t the term for her “mishka” or something like that? I’m thankful that I developed the point of view that I have. Otherwise, I would have missed out on some very good friendships and a wonderful marriage. If anyone knows of a word for people like me, let me know. I may have it tattooed on my back. I have such interesting stories to tell. I hope you’ll read them and give me some advice!
Can you answer this?