BYU valedictorian Matthew Easton: ‘I’m proud to be a gay son of God’
BYU valedictorian Matthew Easton: 'I'm proud to be a gay son of God'
Focus on the Family has received thousands of letters, emails and telephone calls from parents who discover that their son or daughter identifies as gay or lesbian and is pursuing same-sex relationships. Grief—often profound and turbulent—is a common emotional response for many parents. Suddenly life seems totally out of control. Judy vividly recalls the day when she found out about her oldest son's homosexual involvement. As a young adult, Darryl had moved from the family home in Texas to California.
When a Loved One Says, ‘I’m Gay’: The Stages of Grief
By Hannah Sparks. April 29, am Updated April 29, pm. At a religious university known for opposing the LGBT community , a valedictorian bravely chose his graduation speech to come out. Before the April 26 ceremony, he had only revealed his sexuality to a handful of people. But there were around 10, people in the audience — including some of his own family members who had no idea of his secret.