I wish I could have had the same opportunities as Lucia, but things like that just didn't happen in the 1970's. I have no doubt that Mom and Dad would have been supportive, but I was always too afraid to ever say a word to a single solitary soul. I so wanted to let Mom and Dad know that I was hurting inside, I did everything I could think of, short of wearing a dress to the dinner table, to tip them off, but no one ever noticed. Of course, I don't blame anyone, I'm the one who kept my mouth shut all those years, but one can't help but wonder, "what if?"
GIve it a read, it's a good story and these parents are doing a good thing.