Sunday, 15 May 2011

Families and Closets

For this second day drawing from the Gay Tarot, by Lee Bursten and Antonella Platano, published by Lo Scarabeo, I received Revelation - traditionally the Tower.

As well as revisioning all the cards, some of the Majors have been renamed in this deck depicting homosexual life.  Here, the Tower is renamed Revelation, and depicts the experience of coming out to your family.  It can be hard enough for someone to come to terms with their own sexuality, but telling parents about it can be especially hard, and is often experienced as a life-altering moment.  Even if parents come to terms with this revelation, it may take them a while, and in the moment their words, actions, or even just expressions can be hurtful.  In some ways, their world is also being shaken - some of their hopes, expectations and dreams about what life would be like are being brought into question, too.

I am grateful that my mother has always been accepting and supportive of my life choices.


  1. great comment

  2. great description of the card

    1. Thanks :) It's a deck I really enjoy, with an interesting and different perspective...