I hope it’s clear that Anwar’s mum is just grasping at straws at this point. Often parents point blame when their children come out- a lot of the time at themselves as a way to try and make sense of the situation and give themselves some illusion of control over how their kids grow up.

Got any stories like that? Fortunately I’m second generation queer in my family, my late Uncle was gay and my youngest Aunt got married to her wife last year so my mum’s much more chilled than most.