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    Default Dad's love letter to gay teen son

    I am sobbing from reading this. The comments are mostly positive too.

    Dad's Love Letter to Gay Teenage Son Goes Viral | Parenting - Yahoo! Shine

    .By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – 4 hours ago.. .



    The much praised letter, from FCKH8.com via Facebook.A letter written from a dad to his gay son Nate is going viral on the Internet because of its simple, hopeful message of love.

    “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.”

    The letter was posted on the Facebook page of FCKH8.com, an organization aimed at empowering youth through its snarky, gay-positive T-shirts, videos and activist campaigns. Fans often send in photos of inspiring items, from cakes topped with “I’m gay!” to jack o’lanterns carved with “FCKH8.”

    “We get a lot of crazy stuff, so I almost didn’t look at it,” FCKH8.com founder Luke Montgomery told Yahoo! Shine about the letter, which was emailed to them by Nate, a Michigan high-school student. But when he did read it, he said, “I cried.”

    He said Nate’s family did not want to share any information besides the letter itself. But the four sentences alone have been enough to inspire a bit of an online frenzy.

    “It’s actually sad so many people are excited about it,” Mongtomery said. “And what I think that says is, one, it’s rare, and that’s really bad. And two, people are really craving this kind of reaction.” The website founder, a 39-year-old gay man who has a strained relationship with his Christian fundamentalist parents—especially since he drove around the country in a “Legalize Love” campaign in support of Obama last fall—was personally touched by the note’s simple, powerful message.

    “It’s what I want,” he explained. “It’s what everyone wants.”

    The national organization Parents and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) also saw the letter and loved it.

    “This letter is what PFLAG is all about—what child doesn’t want to receive unconditional love from his or her parents?” a spokesperson told Yahoo! Shine. “For some, like this dad, it comes quickly. For others, it may take time. But regardless of how or when they get there, parents need to have their kids’ backs, no matter what. So applause for Nate’s dad. And Nate? You better remember the OJ and bread!”
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    *must not cry!
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    Awww, that's wonderful.
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    Lucky boy. Sweet story.
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    Thank you for that fabulous,low key letter. It put eveything right in order-everything is just as it should be,you are you and we love YOU. Love those parents.
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    Damn invisible ninjas cutting up onions. *sniffle*
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    I sure hope Nate remembers the OJ and bread.
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    What a touching note, and I love the PS
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    This title is just wrong the way I understood it

    So glad about what it actually is. A very sweet letter. Kid is lucky.
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    i like how much the dad makes it a "non" issue. you are gay, i have known it for awhile, we love you, please pick up some orange juice. i wish it could always be so simply accepted.
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    I just started crying and my takeaway pizza arrived. Fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    *must not cry!
    Too late for that here.
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    Love Dad! Let's hope that one day soon this won't be news.
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    Not only do I love the dad, I love all of you for your great responses. Will now go and cry happy tears! (((big hug to everyone who posted in this thread)))
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