(This because I’ve been seeing posts about other people’s upbringings and things their parents have said.)
My mother and father never once tried to explain to me how any kind of sexuality or style of clothing or disability or any such thing is different from any normal. I was never explained how to deal with these things, because they raised me to believe that everything is normal, and that no matter who I am dealing with I am to treat them with the same amount of respect and kindness (unless they do not return the gesture). They brought me up saying that no matter what I chose for myself, or who I chose to be around, it was all right. It was normal.
I am very glad that I have been raised like this, to thinking that it is your personality that matters, the way you treat others - not the way you look or feel or any of these silly things that don’t really matter.
Thank you, mom and dad.