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The Most Important Lesson a Dad Could Teach His Gay Son

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My Son Is Gay.

It’s a thought that crosses many parents’ minds at least once while pregnant or while raising a child: could my son or daughter be gay?

This question might not matter as much as it once did, though certainly a family’s beliefs, not to mention the town, state, or country a family is from, could heavily impact the importance of whether or not one member is heterosexual.

When it comes to gay rights, we’ve come very far in just a short time in America. But this story about a father and his gay son doesn’t take place in 2015, it takes place in the 1950s, back when even a rumor that someone was gay could have had disastrous consequences.

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Source: StoryCorps

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