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Sunday 17 March 2013

"I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born" - viral coming out letter

This simple - yet utterly powerful - letter which was sent from a father to his gay son has taken the internet by storm. Here it is:

The Michigan [US] high school student, known only as Nate, had clearly been concerned about revealing his sexuality to his parents.

But his coming out conversation was intercepted by his father, who wrote a beautiful note explaining he had known his son was gay for years.

"I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me,' the letter begins.

"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."

The note is signed 'Dad', and the father even ends then adds: "Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple."

What I adore about this is the simplicity of it:

"I’ve known you were gay since you were six..." - I think a parent who knows their child well... just knows. Everything.

"I’ve loved you since you were born..." - that makes me emotional. Because the moment you set eyes on your child, you are smitten. In love. Deep affection, from their very first breath.

A parent with their head screwed on right will continue this unconditional love, whatever revelations are thrown their way.

Bless this beautiful dad.

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