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Closet Talk: Becky’s Story – A Mother of a Gay Man Comes Out

May 21, 2009 By: jaysays Category: Closet Talk, Community Outreach, Featured

Closet TalkLast night on Closet Talk I spoke with Becky.  Becky’s son, Tony, recently came out of the closet leaving Becky to make difficult conclusions and realizations as she tried to balance her personal beliefs with her love for her son.  Becky reached out to friends and hit the books to learn about the subject of homosexuality and coping with her son’s coming out.

One book which Becky states helped her tremendously was When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says They’re Gay by Joe Dallas.  In fact, Becky even offered the book to Tony’s father to help him come to understand more about his son’s sexual orientation and what effect that has on the family.

To hear Becky’s story, please click play below:

Upcoming Closet Talk Episodes

April 24, 2009 By: jaysays Category: Closet Talk, Community Outreach

Closet TalkHere’s a line up of the upcoming episodes of Closet Talk with jaysays.  Remember, if you are interested in being a guest on the show, please visit the Closet Talk page and complete the form!

Closet Talk: Kyle’s Story – 4/29/2009: 10:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM PTCloset Talk

In this episode of Closet Talk, jaysays talks with Kyle Levinger, a 22 year old gay man who came out at 19 years old. Kyle grew up in Idaho but moved to California 3 years ago. He is an artist whose work can be viewed at http://www.kylelevinger.com.

Closet Talk: Preston’s Story – 5/6/2009 : 10:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM PT

Preston Parsley, a member/organizer for Join the Impact San Antonio, will be sharing his story with jaysays during this episode of Closet Talk. Preston came out at 16 years old and received a mixed response from his closet family members. Although he misses his family, he recognizes the familial relationships available to him within the gay community.

Closet Talk: Becky’s Story – 5/13/2009: 10:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM PT

Becky is a heterosexual; however, her son recently came out of the closet as “gay.”  In this episode, we will be talking about Becky’s own “coming out” as a parent of a gay child and how it has impacted her life and relationship with her son.