Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dear Hypothetical gay son/daughter

I've read the letter by a dad who disowned his gay son. It infuriates me whan this happens. So i decided to write a bit of my own letter to a hypothetical kid of my own.

Dear Hypothetical gay son/daughter

I write this to you to let you know that I love you no matter what. Your sexuality is not an issue to me. The important thing for a parent is to always love and accept their children. I accept and love you very much.

Never think I wouldn’t accept you as you are, or disown you, or treat you bad. Parents who do those are not parents and what they do is harmful. I want you to know that I accept you as you are. I will never disown you or treat you bad.

When you are born, I never think about, “How I want you to be” but “who you may be.” I don’t want to demand grandchildren from you, I don’t want to tell you to marry someone of the different gender. To do so is never a good sign of parenting. As a dad, I expect only three things from you; be good to others as well as yourself, take responsibilities, and make your decisions in life.

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