“We tried to send her the message that we were fine with whoever she was as long as she was happy. We didn’t want her to be ashamed of who she was.”
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“When my son first told me he was gay, I said, ‘Whatever you do I’m fine with it. It’s your life.’ He’s a grown man.”
Mike & DesmondMore of this story >
“I knew that my son was gay before he felt comfortable sharing it with me. He came out to his sisters but wasn’t ready to tell me or his dad yet.”
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“I have been friends with Kevon for 11 years, so since the 7th grade. Back then we “dated,” which consisted of holding hands. We stayed good friends, and in the 10th grade he told me he liked men.”
Becca & KevonMore of this story >
“I have worked in the Latino community for a long time. I began to work with LGBT people – especially transgender people – and realized that they really needed more safe places.”
MariCarmen & ElizabethMore of this story >
Whose life could you change with love?
The end of anti-gay and anti-transgender discrimination is key to our health and well-being.
Acceptance Journeys is a social marketing campaign that aims to end anti-LGBT discrimination to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people. Acceptance Journeys uses billboards, advertising, public presentations, and story cards to tell stories of acceptance and love.
The project puts real names and faces to the process that each of us goes through in learning to love. These stories are about relationships with parents, children, friends, pastors, neighbors, coworkers, aunts, nephews, and customers.
If you are interested in learning more about Acceptance Journeys, contact , Statewide Program Manager.