Can you remember a time you had a huge change in perspective & behavior?
Mine happened when I was 11 or 12 and my father was buying a trailer home/house from two men. One of the guys got a job working for the Pentagon and he and his partner were moving to DC for the job.
It was the first time I had ever met an openly gay couple and after meeting them and seeing the house, I told my dad that I had thought they were “gay but nice.” I remember him telling me “why didn’t you say ‘gay AND nice?’” which blew my 12-year-old mind! I remember feeling like a bigot and an asshole for being prejudiced and remembered never wanting to feel like that again. So speak up with kids! Use teachable moments in their lives because I still remember at 24. It changed my core.
I would love to hear the story of one of those moments in your life, if you are willing to share :).
P.S. – more pictures from Iguazu here.