Thanks for that Fiona,
I feel that my Mom probably would have accepted me too. She was the parent who instilled in me my curiosity and caring about the world around me and learning about other cultures. She kept all her National Geographic issues from 1949 on. I was lucky enough to have very progressive minded parents considering the generation they belonged to. I remember her even talking once about the husband of someone she knew wearing satin nightgowns to bed because he liked the feel. I didn’t make the connection then, but I have certainly made it now. It’s totally on me for not coming out about myself due to my own shame and baggage. She loved going shopping with my sister, I like to think she would have enjoyed shopping with me.