A Note to My Kid gives the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community, their parents, family and friends the opportunity to share their unconditional love with one another. The site also provides a resource for people who may not know how to broach the subject of sexuality with the opportunity to learn from example, while serving as a steadfast reminder that there's a lot of love and support that exists for the LGBTQ community; that we are not alone. It’s our ultimate goal that A Note to My Kid will help create such impenetrable bonds between members of our community and their loved ones that if a gay teenager is bullied at school, a lesbian is discriminated against at work or a transgender person is chastised while simply walking down the street that the negative impact will be far less because they will know that they are loved unconditionally by the most important people in their lives.
A Note to Anthony from Mom (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
I read about parents and family members who are " disappointed" or "sad" or even "angry" that their child is gay. For me, it would be as if I shunned you for having blue eyes. It is who you were born to be, a gift from God, no matter what the bible bangers say. There is no God that would punish a man created in His likeness for being who He created him to be.
But enough of that.
This is about you, my son. How you conduct your life, your love, your family, your connections. It is about your integrity, the committment you have to Scott, who came wide eyed into this crazy Italian family. Whom you schlepped from one corner of the earth to the other, rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and blazing sun. Who has come to be a part of the world for us. It is about your friends, your home, your laughter. How you affect every single person you ever meet..you are a stranger to no one. Your little niece Elizabeth, who adores you and her Uncle Scott, tells me all the time, how much she loves you, cause you watch movies and read to her and bring her pillow pets. I watch you with her and cannot wait till a time when you have a family. You will be simply amazing, both you and Scott, as parents. Damn the naysayers. They can remain clueless and out of your way.
I am so proud of you as my son. I long for a day I or any other parent has to take a stand on a website to proclaim our pride. The fact that you are gay is one part of who you are. For the love of God I don't understand the thinking behind the judgement and the hate of some. I can only hope that at some point all of those people can have someone in their lives like you and Scott to put the madness to rest, to understand that you are who you are by God's very design.
You are a joy to me, Son. You always were, and always will be. I just want you to know how very much I love seeing you live your life with love, and joy, and fun and sharing. So many people long for those things. I am so happy that you have them.