A friend texted me back in May, "Maybe I should send the [Jason Collins] article to [my fiancée's] dad. He is sickened by us getting married. Yes, he said that." I wish I could call a do-over for her. I wish I could rewrite his words. If I could, they would look something like this.
When my dad left to pick up some dinner, my mom, whom I've been out to for almost two years, said, "Your father saw your Facebook status when I left my Facebook up. The cat's out of the bag." You see, I hadn't told him.
We now have a new, powerful tool to build vital connections between LGBT youth and their families: The Family Acceptance Project's Supportive Families, Healthy Children booklet, which educates families about the positive impacts of accepting their LGBT children.