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Dad Expresses Feelings after Young Gay Son Comes Out
After his seven year-old gay son came out, Dave accepted it to the fullest. In his statement he reflects the ideal loving father and a strong support for his son. Here is what he had to say:
"I don’t see how a father, or any parent, can look at their son, the one they’ve loved since before the child was even born, and upon hearing him say, “Dad, I’m gay,” turn their back on him. The comments from men much older than me telling stories just like that break my heart. My wife always wants to adopt the teenage kids who write to her; I want to adopt the 60-year-old men who cry when they read that I tell my son how awesome he is. I don’t care if they are as old as my father; they deserve love just as much as anyone else.”
—Blogger Dave, discussing his 7-year-old gay son, on Huffington Post
Gay Brother & Sister Talk About “Coming Out” In Their Traditional Latin Family
In Cuéntame’s “Honest Conversation” with the Moreno family, we see the real life story of a brother and sister (Guillermo & Samantha) who both had to come out to their traditional Latin family and what they went through. It’s something many of us can relate to and not exclusive to Latin culture. I grew up in a Catholic family and was terrified of coming out, but once I did, things change… for the better.
With this video, Cuéntame (which means “tell” in English) brings this wonderful example of how an honest conversation changes the family dynamic, for the better. Wow. As I just wrote that, a lightbulb went off in my head as I just thought back to how only a month ago (at 31 years old) I found out I was adopted. Since then, I am closer to may parents than I ever have been. “An honest conversation changes the family dynamic”… it’s so true.
Cuéntame is an online Latino community that uses short video, docu-series, interviews from their studio, the streets, or sent to them by you, they unite voices by tackling unjust immigration laws to exclusive features on Latino arts, to stories like this one. Enjoy the short video below.
I realize this has been done before and some people think these people record such “once in a lifetime” experiences for attention. It may or may not be true and either way, who cares. I think coming out is such a scary thing for those still in the closet that videos like this are a great way to show people that you will survive and it’s not as bad as you think. Of course everyone’s situation and upbringing is different and everyone comes out at different times, even saying the actual words in different ways.
For this guy, he decided that he’d record his coming out experience to his mom. At one point she speaks of when he “went away to school,” so I gather that he’s home for a visit.
When he starts acting weird, his mom can’t figure out what’s going on. Finally, when he says it, she goes on to explain that she had a feeling and she was just waiting for him to tell her. The only thing that bugged me was that he kept playing around on his phone instead of being in the moment with his mother who was giving him all sorts of support and advice. His mom is awesome. Check it out below.