Boy Comes Out of the Closet on Facebook and is Greeted By Pitch-Perfect Letter from Mom

Michelle Conway McClain
Michelle Conway McClain’s letter to her son Zach

There are as many different ways to parent as there are parents and their children. But can we all agree on one thing (please) — that no matter your children’s sexual orientation, they will be loved without limits?

When a boy comes out of the closet on Facebook and his mom greets him with unwavering love and support, it’s a sign that there’s some good parenting happening. Michelle Conway McClain, who lives in Union, Missouri, saw that her son Zach revealed that he is bisexual on the social networking giant one recent morning, but said that since she didn’t get to talk to him before she left for work, she left a note on his door.


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 the ants come.

I love you always —


McClain’s letter went viral when it was posted on Have a Gay Day‘s Facebook page (although we first saw it on The Huffington Post). She’s received an outpouring of support for her support of her son, even if some have questioned Zach for breaking the news on Facebook. McClain’s response (which she posted on her Facebook page)?

“I respect his right to come out the way he chooses.”

Does this mom get any better? Does that kind of love get any better?

Take a look at the note:

Michelle Conway McClain
And that’s the way you support your child. Period.

Photo credit: Have a Gay Day

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