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  • bbthorsonRan the beach this morning and got an amazing email from my dad, felt compelled to share:

    Each of you have brought so many special blessing to me and taught me how hard and yet joyful it is to be a father.

    It would be a lie to say I wasn't shocked when you came out to Mom and I but, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at my level of tolerance and understanding given my years of intolerance.  It is quite amazing to me how blindly bigoted I have allowed myself to be and for what?  I think we fear what we don’t fully understand, like the monster under the bed, there’s really nothing there to be afraid of!

    I have always and will always be the biggest advocate (except for your mom) for my kids.  You all mean the world to us and today I celebrate the joy of having all of you in my life.

    #BeTrue http://alpharoast.com/seeing-through-the-fog/

  • malibubobbiGreat email
  • jev512Such a refreshing read. Much love.
  • nahhloo❤️❤️❤️
  • kiwileapI remember telling my dad, he told me he was disappointed - he wasn't disappointed in me but for me, he told me I know how much you want marriage and children and how relatively easy that is for your sisters and it's harder for you. As a father all you ever want is for your children to be happy, "Are you happy Son?"
  • kiwileapYES I AM
  • outmyclosetorgHey, did anyone make wide receiver/tight end jokes yet? Lolz bravo on the bravery! ✊
  • phoqueuesexy man
  • icecreamassassinCongrats! #trueblue x
  • sirweasel88That's so heartwarming! Congrats!!! 😃
  • markysnarkCongrats on coming out u handsome devil 😘
  • mattryanz@bbthorson this is so amazing brought a huge smile to my face 😄🌈
  • pfotoimgAmazing! All the best :)
  • nahhlooI love you a little too much.
  • dav0202I'm so proud of you man Thanks for revealing how great you are!!
  • mg_stylzhair@bbthorson I've been struggling coming out to my parents and wonder what my experience will turn out to be like but reading this makes me hopeful that I will receive such open arms. Thank you for being open and sharing that email from your father.
  • mg_stylzhair@bbthorson I've been struggling coming out to my parents and wonder what my experience will turn out to be like but reading this makes me hopeful that I will receive such open arms. Thank you for being open and sharing that email from your father.
  • screecher_69This makes it a lot easier for everyone to be inspired to do the same for themselves. It's a liberating feeling and it makes it even more amazing to know that ideals are different and acceptance is becoming easier. So beautiful to see this!
  • alialsmariYou're an inspiration. I personally benefit from your coming out as I'm struggling to tell my family. Your message has gone overseas. Thank you so much.
  • zulu1246Congratulations @bbthorson you have been deemed as most eligible bachelor in #OutMagazine
  • gog452Very nice
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