I don’t want to appear flippant but the fear she must have felt at the notion of coming out to her parents as sexually active, gay and not Islamic must have been nothing to the fear she must feel about coming out to her family as a Vulcan.
An Iranian American woman has described the heart-stopping moment she told her parents she had rejected Islam – and came out as a lesbian.
Over a cup of coffee in a Maryland cafe, Najva Sol said that she been living a lie her entire life with a Western lifestyle of boozing and partying which her parents had forbidden.
The 21-year-old also admitted that she had regularly watched porn film and was having sex with men, although she preferred women.
Miss Sol’s mother frowned and her father’s eyelids ‘crumbled like ancient ruins’ but in a surprising twist they accepted her.
She asked them if she could be a good daughter and a good person even if she was gay, and after a pause they replied: ‘Yes’.