Foolish Child #19: Foolish Friends

Foolish Child is a biweekly comic series by Dickens

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. “So you’re still doing the “gay” thing then?

    My reaction: D: D: D: D:

    Who needs homophobic relatives when you have friends like this? -_-

  2. These things actually happen? People are surprised you’re still gay? Like??? How?
    People are amazing.

  3. I really do need to renew my gay membership. I’d like to upgrade to the “Out, Loud, n’ Proud” level membership please. Please, don’t hesitate to charge for the A+ Autostraddle membership either. I want all my straight friends to see how gay I plan to be.

      • Yes, at least it is according to all the right wing news I read on fb. What they don’t know is that we also plan on buying the world supply of flannel shirts and training cats to turn straight people gay as well.

        • Some people may think I turned queer because I moved to NYC. Really I did it to maintain my access to flannel.

          • I find that living in Texas has a similar effect. Easy access to flannel shirts either turns you queer or turns you into a cowgirl. There is no in between when you maintain a steady access to flannel. Of course, we look better in it.

  4. I sort of relate. I’ve got family who thought I’d given up being bi because I had a boyfriend…
    Seriously to hell with it and if this is based on your true experience, cut frenemies out of your life. You don’t need them and they only need you for unhealthy reasons like a place to dump bigoted comments.

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