What Gay Acceptance Looks Like When Your Parents Are Awesome

A father overhears his son’s plans to come out and writes him the best letter ever.
This man just earned his candidacy for Father of the Year. (Photo: FCKH8)
Mar 15, 2013· 0 MIN READ
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer.

Not every kid who comes out to their folks faces a battle for acceptance; some have parents who enthusiastically embrace their gay son or daughter without hesitation.

"Nate" is one of the lucky ones. A gay teenager, he recently decided to come out to his mom and dad. Upon overhearing his son's plans, Nate's father wrote him quite possibly the best letter this kid will ever receive in his life.

This morning, the pro-LGBT clothing company FCKH8 posted that letter on its Facebook page.

It reads:


I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. 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.

- Dad

P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.

After the letter went viral, Gawker reports that FCK8 posted this public statement:

We hope it sets a good example for father's to love their kids the way they were born. The fact that it has been shared by so many sadly means that this kind of acceptance is both too rare and deeply craved by LGBT people so used to being rejected by families.