Kids are so good at understanding this stuff. It’s the adults who make it hard!
Once, my conservative friend’s 6 year old asked him (right in front of me!) why I always came over with my new boyfriend. (He didn’t realize he was my bf.) I was seriously worried about how my friend would answer. But he made it really simple. He just said, “Oh, they’re boyfriends. Guys can have boyfriends too.” And that was that. The 6 year old just shrugged and went back to playing.
I hope your family gets to that point!
Hey, if you ever feel like publishing some LGBT-related stories or poetry on Prism & Pen, we’d be be happy to welcome you. We just opened yesterday as a queer centered Medium storytelling pub.