“My Response To A Coming Out Gone Horribly Wrong”

“The Love That Doesn’t Vary, or My Baby You’ll Be” is a response video to the “How Not to React to Your Son Coming Out As Gay.” I was overwhelmed when I saw the video. I grew up in a household that was very respectful of my coming out.

When I saw how Daniel’s family reacted I was physically nauseous. I wanted to try and articulate two different stories of coming out with the two books that impacted mine and Daniel’s. His being the bible, mine being “Love You Forever.”

I try to make a practice of not writing from anger, but this was an exception. The result was this poem. I hope it does well to show the audience exactly how love should feel.