Raising My Rainbow

Did C.J. Create the First-Ever Gay Pride Lego?

Raising My Rainbow is written by the mother of a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. She’s chronicling their journey on Queerty right here.

C.J. created this Lego Mini-Fig. It’s his all-time fav. What does it make you think of?

C.J.’s Brother is a Lego-building wunderkind.  While he loves to build and engineer, C.J. hoards the mini-figs (a.k.a. the Lego people, for those of you not up on your Lego lingo).  I find C.J.’s hoarded mini-figs everywhere: in his pockets, in his backpack, under his pillow, in the bath and – one time – up his nose.

C.J. can’t just leave the mini-figs as is.  He HAS to switch them up.  The Martina Navratilova-inspired tennis player gets the hula girl head complete with a plumeria in the ear.  The skateboarder boy gets the disco dancer’s huge black afro.  The Kung Fu master gets the queen’s crown and braids.  But my my all-time favorite … is this one.

Created by C.J., it is his favorite too.  He refers to it as both a “pretty he and a she.  In private, C.J.’s Dad refers to it as the “Village Person” Lego and I refer to it as “Gay Pride” Lego.

In case you were wondering, that’s a policeman’s head with Princess Leia body.  Check out the cleavage! Or are those pecs?

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  • Fagburn

    Anyone else starting to think this is a work of fiction?

  • Kev C

    It makes me think of Abner Louima.

  • jeffrey bryan

    Found out recently that CJ’s Mom and Dad are two people I knew in my past. Very real, and I’m very proud of them.

  • David

    Is it just me or does this woman seem obsessed with labelling everything as gay, a normal three year old has trouble holding a pencil never mind creating a trans lego figure on purpose.

    This woman is starting to bug me if you couldn’t allready tell

  • orpheus_lost

    This woman’s need to force her 4yo son into her stereotyped belief of what gay men are like is sickening. Little children change lego body parts, this just isn’t unusual and it certainly doesn’t mean he’s gay. Her obsession with this is beginning to look a little like child abuse.

    It’s always a good laugh when you wannabe fagbashers post on this site. It proves the old saying about how every homophobe is just a self loathing closet case. You probably have memberships at gay porn sites as well, “just to see what those fags are up to.” Right? LOL!

  • Robbie K

    Am now finding this documenting of her “maybe gay” son starting to just be weird, I personally do not believe for a second this lego story and him calling it a “he/she”..is he being PC by not blurting out “look mommy hot tranny mess” and please any gay kid would have added an accessory purse to that outfit.

  • Adam

    @Casey: ew. trashy response.

  • Charlie Jackpot

    Sounds like a bit of Anthony Godby Johnson situation

  • merkin

    at first I dug this column, but more and more I feel like she’s going from being a supportive mom to desperately hoping her son grows up to be some fabulous intellectual A List gay who works at the Times or the Whitney.

    I worry she’s gonna reject him if he’s fat and works at Home Depot, GASP end up being straight, or—like most of us—wants to discover his sexuality on his own terms, not announced to him by his overbearing mother.

    Most parents of toddlers (including my brother and sister in law) deludely think their kid is the most perfect, special child in the universe. This lady is like that times 4.

  • justiceontherocks

    This s not even fiction . . . it’s just a crock.

    Poor C.J. The chances of him having anything close to a healthy childhood are nil.

  • Shannon1981

    Ok, obviously this lady doesn’t know what the difference is between support and actively promoting something that may or may not be there. I think she means well, but she doesn’t realize that while trying to accept her son and everything he may turn out to be, she is (perhaps unconsciously) trying to turn him into an OMG! Fabulous with a Capital F! gay man at the age of three. Yes, its ridiculous. But, I also think that most parents- at least the straight ones- think about all kinds of shit that might happen with their kid. The possibility of gayness probably isn’t one of them until they show signs of it. I agree that what she is doing isn’t healthy for anyone at this point, but I sincerely believe she is doing the best she can to show her son and everyone else that she’ll love him no matter what.

  • JM

    I think it’s sad that nowhere in any of these stories about the boy has the mother mentioned her son might be transgender. Or even more likely, gender-blind, which is not uncommon at 3-4 yrs. old. Why must it always come back to “he might be gay”? I suspect the poor kid hasn’t started thinking about anyone, let alone boys, like that!

    @merkin: I liked your comment about being allowed to discover one’s own sexuality free of interference. Why must everyone be so concerned with other peoples’ business?

  • JM

    I just saw the article on CJ’s b-day at Disney Land. I am forced to admit, his mom is awesome, despite my criticism of her in my previous post. Not that my criticism could make her less awesome, but… oh, damn. She just rocks, OK?

  • TimInHouston

    Damn. To quote another Queerty poster responding to a barrage of unduly negative comments: “Back to hell, ye Harpies!” What did some of you boys have for breakfast today anyway–grits with gravel and a Canadian Club chaser? Lighten up.

    Have you ever been around children? Even the most seemingly typical young kid can have an imagination that is out of control. That C.J. would create a hybrid Lego person that is a “pretty he and she” is not at all startling to me.

    I am only now reading some of the earlier Raising My Rainbow posts. I am relieved that all the comments aren’t as nasty as some of the ones attached to this sweet story.

  • zeb

    Seriously why is this stalker mom so intent on how faaaaabulous her son is or may be? Lucky for me that my parents had some good sense to just leave me the eff alone and let me play with anything that didnt have sharp edges!

    The idea of my mom blogging about every thing i did or said or played with? Creeeepy.

    Theres a fine fine fishing line between giving your kids love an acceptence AND just outright becoming the way too overinvolved Mom!

  • Juanita

    Love this blog(: What an adorable son! :DD

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