Seeing all these posts about children understanding homosexuality and not having anything against it reminded me of what happened last year for work experience.
I was a teacher's aide for a year 1 and 2 class, and I played games with the kids at lunch and recess because admittedly, it was fun! One day, they asked me:
Little Boy: Miss King, you're really pretty! You must have a boyfriend right??"
Me: Aww, you're so sweet! But um... not exactly. You see, my significant other is a girl!
I was hesitant, unsure if I should have mentioned that or gone along with this "boyfriend" thing.
Little Girl: What's a significant other?
Me: It's a partner... who you're going out with! The love of your life! You'll learn about that when you're older.
The group of little kids: Oh my gosh!! That's so cute!! I bet she's really nice!!
This made me smile. They understood it! And then a kid I've never interacted before comes up, they look to be in about year 4.
That kid: Eww, so you're a faggot, huh?
Before I could say anything, the little boy that asked about it first stepped in.
Little boy; Hey! Miss King should be able to be with whoever she wants and not be teased for it! Anyone should! Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean she has to not like it!
They are my favourite class.