Dad's Love Letter to Gay Teenage Son Goes Viral

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    Mar 15, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-s-love-letter-to-gay-teenage-son-goes-viral-174541783.html

    I wish our parents read these


    “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.”

    He signs it “Dad” and finishes with a post script: “Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

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    Mar 15, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    Turin saidhttp://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/dad-s-love-letter-to-gay-teenage-son-goes-viral-174541783.html

    I wish our parents read these


    “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.”

    He signs it “Dad” and finishes with a post script: “Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”


    OMG that just made me tear up ... thanks for sharing
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    Mar 16, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    Read it on Gawker. Great parents!!
  • O5vx

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    Mar 16, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
    I can't stop going awww, this is so cute!! I am so happy for all of them in the family.
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    Mar 16, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    That's fantastic. I literally went "aww"
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    World is really much better than we think about it sometimes icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    Awwwwww, that is very sweet. What a great father.


    What's surprising is that the comments below are actually civil and fairly positive. Usually Yahoo's "fire and brimstone hate brigade" is out with force at the mere mention of the word 'gay' in an article.
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Mar 16, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    This resonates much what my own father would have done! he passed away when I was twenty five! for a Latino father he was way ahead of his time! my mother too was very supportive but after my father passed away she became an overbearing parent! but looking back if she wasn't I would have probably gotten into a lot of trouble.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    best thing I've read today so far...
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 16, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    Great article, but I totally mistook the meaning of the title the first time around. I thought you meant that the dad was confessing romantic love to his own son.

    Embarrassment, thy name is amphiboly.

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    Mar 16, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    fake
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    The letter was pretty much how my coming out was. I got lucky that my parents, siblings and extended family accepted it no problem. Not even my parents friends cared, I was the same guy but now getting teased about boys instead of girls.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidGreat article, but I totally mistook the meaning of the title the first time around. I thought you meant that the dad was confessing romantic love to his own son.

    Embarrassment, thy name is amphiboly.



    icon_lol.gif that's what I thought. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    So, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?
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    Mar 16, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    Dad of the Year!!
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    Mar 16, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?

    lol
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    Mar 16, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    wow , im so relieved , my father knows it too when i was 15 but he never reacted , he knows I like men though I never told him & its a taboo to talk about lovers & sexuality ,so we never spoke about it & we prefer keeping it comfortable

    its not very out to many,but as a Mid-E ast guy ,its a blessing

    that's why I love my dad just like god ,& he's always gonna be standing with me no matter even if the world goes against me
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    Mar 16, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?



    ya the chores part bothered me....


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    I so would have let him do it and embarrassed the crap out of him while his boyfriend filmed it.
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?



    that...is...hilarious! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    This is a sweet letter, it made me tear up earlier today. My colleague and I started discussing coming out stories when we were in our mid twenties. The generation ahead of us generally came out in their forties and the new generation is coming out in their teens.

    Things are slowy getting better. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?



    he let him come out on his own time. not force him to go through something he might feel would be really stressful. its not taking his thunder, its alleviating his stress. Its not some game that you have a moment to shine, its a very stressful few moments to deal with that can end really really badly for some people.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    Wow...sweet letter...
    Though I prefer father should have waited for his son to come out himself...!

    Now, I'm afraid that my Mom & my Sister might have already know I'm gay! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    AWWWWW WOW GREAT DAD!
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    JoshAlexander said
    theantijock saidSo, dad kept from the kid for a decade that he knew he was gay.
    Then, when the kid decides to come out, dad steals his homoment.
    And to top it all off, he gives him chores to do?


    he let him come out on his own time. not force him to go through something he might feel would be really stressful. its not taking his thunder, its alleviating his stress. Its not some game that you have a moment to shine, its a very stressful few moments to deal with that can end really really badly for some people.


    Yes Josh, you are correct, of course; but I was only kidding (I'll bet you're glad I didn't say "just joshing"). In fact I'm kind of surprised so many got it so quickly as my humor can be a bit dry and I was even wondering as I was writing if anyone would get it or if someone was gonna try to beat me over the head with it. That one could have gone either way. And all I was really doing was checking to see if Calibro's jaded yet fun remark of the letter being fake had any ground to stand on when I found some ground to run with.

    That some bothered to lol (one, oddly kindly--I'm sure he's gonna regret that once I bring it to his attention--and the other, well, just checked his profile and he's only into younger so his opinion doesn't count--just joshing), and that you took the time to explain in a nonjudgemental way even if you didn't get my humor is, oddly to my standard sensibilities, encouraging. I try not to be so taken in by ego but I suppose a little socializing couldn't hurt. Well, at least not until it hurts and I'm still healing.

    Apparition said

    ya the chores part bothered me....

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    I so would have let him do it and embarrassed the crap out of him while his boyfriend filmed it.


    I know, the chores part bothered me too. What's dad think he's trying to do, keep things normal? I'd have been whining like: "but, DAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAAd!" I think it's very important for a child to lay a guilt trip on his parents, especially when they think they're doing everything right, you know, just to keep them on their game. Hell, I'd have pushed for a new car out of that one.

    I love your filming idea. I sometimes wonder how a kid of mine would have turned out. I also can be a bit of a mind fuck when I'm feeling playful. My brother similarly doesn't let anyone get away with bullshit in the house. Two of the three kids survived it well. The jury's still out on the third.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    Made me tear up... Dad of the year for sure!!