Ryan Robertson died five years ago this week. In his honor, friends and I have chosen an orange icon on Facebook - Ryan's favorite color. And we honor all the LGBTQ people who have died from rejection, bullying, ill-fated "therapy." Marginalization... in all its forms. Ryan is one of many LGBTQ men and women who were pushed out … Continue reading In Honor of Our Lost LGBTQ Children
"Mom, I'm gay." Earth-shattering words to many conservative Christian parents -- tragically, many view it as right up there with, "Your child has a brain tumor." Actually, Christians will empathize with a brain tumor, but just try telling the church your child is gay and you will find the limit of grace withheld not only … Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Son Is Gay?
We lost the ability to love our gay son because we no longer had a gay son. What we had wished for, prayed for, hoped for -- that we would not have a gay son -- came true... but not at all in the way we had envisioned. - Linda Robertson Linda and Rob shared … Continue reading Linda & Rob Robertson’s Story: From Fear to Love
“They kicked me out on my 18th birthday for being gay… I’ve tried to contact them… I don’t know if they still love me.” Jonathan Allen, America’s Got Talent My husband and I sat stunned as this young man sang Pavarotti on “America’s Got Talent.” Tears filled our eyes as his story settled on us, … Continue reading A Love Letter to the LGBTQ from a Christian Mom