Dear Mr Abbott,
Phoebe is an 8 yo who attends Lloyd Street State School in East Malvern Vic. and she asks a lot of really important questions.
I’m getting all mixed up with this gay thing. Our teacher Ms Green is very excited over marriage quality and has painted her face in a rainbow and we all have to do an essay on why gay is great but I don’t even know how to tell who is gay.
Ms Green gives us sex education but she doesn't tell us where things go if girls marry girls or if boys marry boys... it's really a bit confusing for me and my friends.
I have heard that some boys only like boys and some girls only like girls but it’s not like that in my class. We all like each other and all the boys like the state of origin and all the girls like “Frozen”.
They wear trousers and we wear skirts, and they stand up to do a ... well you know Mr Abbott, so how will I know if I’m gay Mr Abbott? What signs should I look for, will I start growing things? Will my brother Shamus start losing things?
I am a little bit worried now ‘cos I sometimes get an urge to kick Shamus’s football back to him. (So don’t think I’ll do that anymore.)
I know there are some kids who play stinky finger after school and some others who play doctors and nurses and stuff, but I really don’t think any of them are gay.
Actually I don’t think there is anyone in my whole school who is gay.
Ms Green’s girlfriend might know, I will ask her, she has painted her whole Kombi van in a rainbow because all their friends have been invited to Q&A again on Monday... golly it looks nice.
Anyway Mr Abbott if you could give me some clues what to look for I would be really appreciated.
(8 and three quarters)