Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart , has come out as gay. Ed Smart made the announcement in a letter on Facebook addressed to his friends and family members and then confirmed it to local media and CNN. Smart expressed difficulty in "acknowledging a part" of himself which he has struggled to face for many years and "never wanted to accept. He continued by addressing the struggles of witnessing in "silence for years as many LGBTQ individuals both in and out of the Church have been victims of ridicule, shunning, rejection and outright humiliation. Earlier this year, the church officials said gay marriage is no longer a sin that would result in being dismissed from the church. I can only believe what I feel is right, but it is my responsibility to continue to grow, progress and mature as a child of loving Heavenly Parents, and to do that in a way that is spiritually healthy for me.
Who is My Father?
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My wife and I have not discussed this much, as both of us are uncomfortable with the prospect. We have tentatively agreed to let be what will be and to roll with it the best we can. The problem is my father. In response, Ben, who is respectful and well-behaved, has become withdrawn around his grandfather and avoids him.
I'm 57 Years Old And My Father Just Disowned Me For Being Gay
Scott Takacs, a year-old and father of three, penned a personal essay about his experience coming out as a gay man to his sons. Read about his journey below in his own words. I was 42 years old when I came out to my wife. It was 15 months later that I started that same conversation with my three boys -- 9-year-old twins and an year-old.
When sociologist Tristan Bridges read a New York Times story about how often parents ask Google if their kids are geniuses — 2. A lot, as it turns out. And questions about the sexuality of sons and signs of having a gay kid were far more common than parallel search queries about daughters.