So often we hear stories of the intolerant parent who overreacts when a child comes out and admits that he is gay. They range from telling them they can no longer live in the house to insisting that they get ‘help’ or just ‘stop doing that.’
One father recently overheard his son telling his boyfriend that he was going to tell his parents and he reacted the way that any loving parent should.
The letter is not new but it is worth sharing for those who have not seen it.
The father tells his son that he overheard his conversation and there was no need to come out to him and that, “The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home orange juice and bread after class. We are out, like you now.”
He goes on to say,
“I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born.”
As if his amazing understanding and acceptance were not enough he added a P.S. which said, “Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”
Those who are familiar with the TV program Glee will know that this is exactly the reaction that Burt Hummel, the father of the gay character, Kurt, reacted when he was told by his son that he was gay, he asked why he had waited so long to tell him because he had known since he was very young.
If there were more parents like this in the country there would be fewer gay teens turning to alcohol and other drugs or, in the extreme, suicide. This dad knows how to be a father.