My Dad Is Gay.
When I was born my parents we're still together. My dad left when I was two, and obviously I didn't know why. He moved out to live with other man. Sooner or later, I realized he was more then a "friend." When I was about 12 I got up enough courage to ask my mom if my dad was gay. She told me he has never directly told her, but yes he is. For a 12 year old this is a big shock. I handled it quite well though. My mom on the other hand is very againest gay rights and everything related to the homosexual community. She told me that I shouldn't tell friends in school because they would make fun of me and give her a bad "reputation." I'm 16 now and just recently I achieved enough courage to share with many people that I do have a dad who has a partner and is gay. They are amazed when I tell them that this past spring they got married in Washington DC. That day was seriously one of the days I will never forget because it felt so emotional and historical for me because my dad has been waiting so long to just have the same rights as everyone else. Although I am extremely close to my dad and my stepdad, and my moms whole family I do have some issues. I recently went to a camp retreat and I learned so much about jesus and how he sacrificed himself for everyone. I want to walk with and get closer to him, even though many say in the bible there are references with refer to homosexuality as "a sin." Personally, this subject has been stuck in my head since I left that retreat and I have decided that I am going to love my WHOLE family and jesus. I decided this because Jesis loves all. He loves me. He loves the gays. He loves everyone. So overall, I will forever and a day love my dad and his partner. I don't care if they're black, blue, purple, gay, straight, or whatever. I just want to spread the love and how it's okay to have gay family members in your life if you are or arn't gay. And how you have options with religion and all other aspects of your life. If you read all of this, I'm glad I could get through to someone. <333333333333