When a dad overheard his son on the phone with a friend discussing his struggles to confront his parents about his sexuality, the dad left his son this truly touching letter.
The letter reads:
“Nate, I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. 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. Dad. P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”
The message went viral after a FCKH8.com, an activist organization for gay youth, posted it on their Facebook page. The organization raises money for LGBT charities and helps spread the message of love, not hate, through fun t-shirts.
One of the group’s organizers, Luke Montgomery, tells Mashable that his group gets more than a dozen similar messages a day, but only post a few that really speak to them.
“You can imagine how happy we are that this father and son’s story is really touching people so deeply,” Montgomery says. “We hope it sets a good example for fathers to love their kids the way they were born. The fact that it has been shared by so many sadly means this kind of acceptance is both too rare and deeply craved by LGBT people who are so used to being rejected by families.”