The couple also discusses Magic living with a positive HIV status.
My son started out in this world momentarily shattering my heart before he even took his first breath, as they rushed me to a cesarean section before his heart rate dropped again, with the cord wrapped tightly around his neck.
If the Orlando shooting happened when I was still in the closet, I'd be scared to come out because I'd think I could be the victim of a gay hate crime.
Her most lasting gift to me at that age was the ability to see that even if I wasn't beautiful, or lovable, or serious enough for the expectations of the world of straight adults, I was unique and brimming over with the possibilities of a big life, and beautiful enough for her.
All that's required is opening your heart and your arms in acceptance.
A "boys will be boys" attitude offers little comfort to a kid suffering through school. My kid deserves better. All kids do.
After all, being a supportive mom isn't so B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
"Sexuality is a human, glorious part of existence."
I choose to believe that if you met Danny today, you would wrap your arms around him and never want to let him go. Danny would finally know his father's love, and you would know what it's like to love a child so fiercely that nothing can stand in your way.
If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.