Always My Son Documentary By The Family Acceptance Project

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    Dec 15, 2010 8:00 AM GMT
    Always My Son Documentary By The Family Acceptance Project




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    Always My Son is one of a series of short documentary films that are being produced by the Family Acceptance Project to help ethnically and religiously diverse families decrease their LGBT children's risk for suicide, substance abuse, depression, HIV, homelessness and placement in foster care or juvenile justice settings -- by increasing family support. The video series we are developing is part of a range of research-based intervention resources -- including a new evidence-based family approach to help diverse families support their LGBT children. These resources are based on groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Caitlin Ryan and her team at San Francisco State University. Our new research shows that family accepting and rejecting behaviors have a compelling impact on their LGBT children's health and mental health. Visit our webpage at http://familyproject.sfsu.edu to learn more about the Family Acceptance Project.

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    http://familyproject.sfsu.edu

    http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyAcceptanceProj
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    Dec 15, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I loved it! Those are cool parents.
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    Dec 16, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    Awesome. Inspiring.
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    Dec 16, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    omg, i loved this icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    I honestly did not want to watch this because stories like this make me sad.

    However, there were some happy moments for me, but overall I still feel more sadness than happiness from this.

    Both of my parents are ordained ministers. When I came out to them, they kicked me out of the house. They are both still in denial and they still believe that they are the perfect parents. My dad has offered to send me to a camp in the US that would cure me of homosexuality. I grew up in a church and went to a Christian school where I was picked on all the time by the popular students who knew I was gay.

    I'm finally feeling confident and secure enough about myself to be myself around others, but I still have lots of healing to do, and it's going to take time.

    Just revealing this to you all is helping me heal.

    I don't know what to expect for Christmas when I'll probably be seeing my parents again at my aunt's house. They still ask if I have a girlfriend yet, and I used to just reply, "Keep praying."

    I think now I'm not going to put up with it anymore. Enough is enough.

    We'll see...
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    Dec 16, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    That actually made me tearful!

    but whats with the horrible music at the end lmao