Note: The following message was received by PFLAG Phoenix from “Seething Mom” who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.
I am an Arizona mom who found out she had a gay son in 2003. I started a blog so that I would have a place to vent without driving my husband crazy, but it has also helped me work through the process of coming to terms with my new reality. I also started this blog so that other parents could see that they are not alone in their emotional journeys to peace and acceptance. Surprisingly, I get a lot of traffic from the GLBT community thanking me for being the mom who is fighting back against the homophobia and ignorance perpetrated by the George W. Bush administration and congress in the name of “family values”.
I have posted on my site, my son’s story, “Hell Bound” (an essay written by him) about his own journey coming to terms with being gay. You may post it if you think it is something that will help others. I also have my own personal stories posted on the website and you are welcome to post them if you would like.
And lastly, I want to thank PFLAG for helping my husband and me through those difficult first months. We will be forever grateful to the loving, accepting, embrace of the PFLAG community. Oh and by the way, we still attend the meetings.
We are also happy to post links to “Seething Mom’s” personal stories, also posted on her personal website, which detail the amazing personal journey she has traveled since her son “came out”:
Here are just a few: