Zach Gibson came-out as bisexual on Facebook and the next morning he received a supportive note from his mom, who also reminded him to clean his room.
Though the LGBTQ community has made political and cultural strides towards acceptance and equality in the past decades, one of the hardest things for a young person questioning their sexuality to do has to be coming out to their parents. Certainly many parents still respond harshly but Michelle Conway McClain’s response to her son, Zach’s, confession that he is bisexual is brilliant. She sets up a message that is both supportive and loving, but that also reminds Zach (and us) that one’s value is not defined by who they want or have sex with, rather its defined by the cleanliness of their room—that last clause is a joke.
Originally posted to the NO H8 Campaign, link to it here
Cover Photo via Flickr/ Hound of Culann