Quote of the Day: A ‘Redneck’ Dad’s Reaction To His Son’s Coming Out

From Out Magazine’s profile article of Brandon and Benjamin, a gay couple from Montana:

The two met a little over a year ago, and now live together in Washington State, but they go back to visit Brandon’s family in Montana as often as they can. Despite the region’s general conservatism — Brandon says his father is “somewhat of a self-proclaimed redneck” — they’ve experienced incredible support.

“[My dad] was the person I was most nervous to tell [that I was gay], but [he] wound up being the easiest,” Brandon says. “His response was, ‘I don’t give a shit. You’re the same person. Just try and find someone who likes to hunt.’ And Ben loves to hunt, so no problems there.”

And that’s what it’s about folks, share interests; whether you’re hunting for a fabulously tailored Tom Ford outfit to pair with your Whitney sunglasses or you’re on the turkey hunt with your Winchester and Long Beard XRs.

See the full story and more photos of Brandon and Ben

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