A Mom's Awesome Letter to Her Bisexual Son Goes Viral

By: Brandon Voss

We’ve seen our share of both disheartening letters and inspiring letters from parents to their LGBT children. Thankfully, this is one of the latter.

Missouri's Michelle Conway McClain earned her "#1 Mom" coffee mug with a handwritten letter she penned shortly after learning that her son, Zach Gibson, had come out of the closet in a Facebook post:


I was surprised by your facebook post where you came out. I want you to know that I love you unconditionally. I love you with my actions, not just my words. I’m so proud of you. You are the bravest person I know. I’ll fight for you always. Your sexual orientation does not define you. You are still the boy who forever won my heart. The only thing that concerns me is the number of empty soda cups and tea bottles in your room. Throw them away before ants come inside.

I love you always-


This photo of the letter went viral after it was posted to Have a Gay Day's Facebook page, where Michelle defended it as authentic: "This note is not fake. I wrote it to my son on the morning of 8/30/13 when I read on Facebook before work that he came out as bisexual. And I meant every word. I'm so proud of him!"

And we're proud of you, Michelle, for being such a great mom. Throw away your crap, Zach!