This is just awesome....

  • HPgeek934

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    Aug 09, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    I wish experience could have ended this way....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-kinnear/dear-hypothetically-gay-son_b_1757663.html
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    That was great. Thanks for sharing.
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    That is cool.
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    and I admit I totally cried
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    It made me smile and hopeful for the day that the writer's reaction will be pretty much commonplace.
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    He would have to do some research for safe sex, meaning he will have to watch some gay porn! bahahaha ROFL he's funny. Thanks for sharing!
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    This is really cool. If I was a dad, that would be me.
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    If only every parent could be as bright and sensible as the writer in this letter.

    I was lucky to have grandparents raise me - - - and I had a similar experience with them when I shared my news. Thanks to them being bright, thinking people - and thanks to their knowing a number of older gay people who were good representations for us, my news was viewed with equanimity.
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidIf only every parent could be as bright and sensible as the writer in this letter.

    I was lucky to have grandparents raise me - - - and I had a similar experience with them when I shared my news. Thanks to them being bright, thinking people - and thanks to their knowing a number of older gay people who were good representations for us, my news was viewed with equanimity.


    My experience wasn't so great, LOTS of screaming, lots of name calling, lots of belittling
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    best letter ever!
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    That was great. My father was just as supportive to me. Called me his hero for carrying all the stress alone while growing up. There are weak fathers who hide behind the bible and nature. Then there are the strong fathers who may not know what to do or say, but they run with you, not from you.
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    Aug 10, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    this definitely brought a tear to my eye. i wish every father c/would write this kind of letter to his kid
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    Aug 10, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidand I admit I totally cried


    And you aren't the only one.
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    Aug 10, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    this made me crack
    "Sorry, kiddo. Them's the breaks. I couldn't have girls in my room with the door shut, so you don't get to have boys."

    yet this made me feel unlucky :/
    ". I'll end with this: You are not broken. You are whole, and beautiful. You are capable and compassionate."

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    Aug 10, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    That was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    I haven't told my parents yet and this kinda put some air beneath my sails. I'm going to bookmark it and read it before I tell them...I'm waiting til I move out of the house first.
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:36 AM GMT
    I wish everyone could be as kind and tender as this letter. Love is what holds the universe together. Thanks for sharing.
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    HPgeek934 said
    Jockbod48 saidIf only every parent could be as bright and sensible as the writer in this letter.

    I was lucky to have grandparents raise me - - - and I had a similar experience with them when I shared my news. Thanks to them being bright, thinking people - and thanks to their knowing a number of older gay people who were good representations for us, my news was viewed with equanimity.


    My experience wasn't so great, LOTS of screaming, lots of name calling, lots of belittling


    I'm so sorry to hear that was what your experience was like icon_sad.gif
    This letter is very touching and I really love that unconditional love that shines through that letter.

    If it's any consolation, you have a bright smile and that particularly damaging experience for you doesn't show which reveals much about the kind of character you have icon_smile.gif

    May I ask how did you (or maybe in the process of trying to) overcome that experience?
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    Aaaaannd shared on fb.

    This dad wins at life. Hater dad loses.
  • wander2340

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    Aug 11, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    That was extremely touching! This guy is an inspiration for all dads out there.
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    Aug 11, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    Just BEAUTIFUL icon_biggrin.gif