A father wrote a letter to his gay son that has touched millions. The note was posted online, where it has taken the web by storm. In the message, the father says that he has always known that his son is gay since he was a young man, and that he is OK with it.
“Nate, I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me,” it reads. “The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born. -Dad. PS Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”
A copy of the note wasa posted to Facebook by FCKH8.com and has gotten the attention of supporters of gay rights all throughout the country. The Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has praised the letter as a show of support to a group of people who are often ostracized by the people they love when they share their preferences. The letter has gotten tens of thousands of likes and shares.
The boy is a high school student in Michigan, but there’s nothing else being shared about the young man, in order to protect his privacy. This leads to the question: How would you respond if your son were gay?