If you didn’t see this letter from a father that went viral on HuffPuff, now’s your chance! This man’s wife has been blogging about the murky terrain of having a young son proclaim that he’s gay.
And what did mom do? She “leaned down to eye level with him and rubbed my nose against his,” and told him, “I love you so much.”
The Internet was clamoring to hear about the dad’s reaction? Did he take it so well? How would he handle such an unmanly son, since you know, gay kids are totally all artists and hair stylists? His words are simple, succinct, and the epitome of tender parental love.
The idea that I would be immediately disappointed/angry/suicidal that my son identifies as gay offends me, both as a father and simply as a human. It seems the further we all move along into the 21st century in terms of technology, the more some parts of society regress to the 1950s — or the Victorian era, if we’re being honest — when it comes to ideas of social mores and attitudes on certain subjects: Ward Cleaver would have been angry if the Beaver had come out of the closet, so surely a father 60 years later would have the same reaction. I mean, come on, that’s only common sense!
Excuse me while I roll my eyes for an hour or two.
Read the rest of it here.