We know all parents aren’t this understanding but this story is really touching.
FCKH8.com, a website that sells t-shirts to spread love across all sexualities (in their words, they “fight homo-h8), posted a very sweet letter on Friday morning on their Facebook page that epitomized love. In the letter, an unidentified father told his son, Nate, that he’d overheard a phone conversation about his plans to come out to his dad. In surprising fashion, his dad totally took the pressure off his son.
In the note, he said:
I’ve known you were gay since you were six. I’ve loved you since you were born.”
The dad also added that he thinks his son and Mike, the guy he was on the phone with, make a cute couple.
Well…anybody have a smile on their face right now? Need a Kleenex? We aren’t sure how old Nate is (he’s apparently in school as his dad told him to plan to bring home oj and bread after class) but as many in the LGBT community will tell you, it isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to come out to friends and family members. Some parents are especially hard to tell because some of them have certain life “expectations” for their children and can’t see that being gay, lesbian or bisexual doesn’t necessarily stop those things from happening.
I’m sure Nate took a huge sigh of relief after reading that note.
Do you think or hope you’d be this open if you overheard your child having this type of conversation?