“I find that theatre without gays is like cooking without spices.”
That’s only one brilliant line from a text that Michael Neri, a theater teacher from Birmingham, England, sent back to a homophobic parent who told him that she would be pulling her kids from his class because he’s gay. She told him that her family’s beliefs didn’t agree with his “lifestyle,” and he gave her all the reasons why that’s a ridiculous thing to say.
Neri tweeted their exchange, and it caught fire online. Here’s the full text of their conversation: