First some background: February 2012, Amelia, a blogger over at Huffington Post wrote about her 7-year-old son who told her that he was gay and her reacation (in this case non-reaction) to the announcement. Now, we get Dave’s, the dad, reaction to it:
The idea that I would be immediately disappointed/angry/suicidal that my son identifies as gay offends me, both as a father and simply as a human.
I don’t see how a father, or any parent, can look at their son, the one they’ve loved since before the child was even born, and upon hearing him say, “Dad, I’m gay,” turn their back on him.
Getting married is up to him; single or married, he’s still my son. If he and his maybe-some-day-far-far-in-the-future boyfriend want to tie the knot, they just need to tell his mother and me where to be, and we’ll be there. Hopefully by then they can get married in whichever state they want, but if not, we’ll just travel to one of the cool states and have a great time.
What a great and positive reaction this is. I feel that we are moving more and more toward a world we these type of reactions are going to be common place. For these two reasons, this blog post is a demonstration of why it gets better.
Shout out to the website raisingmyrainbow.com that turned me onto this particular post.