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In a conservative Oklahoma group, one dad is supporting his homosexual son with a Pleasure flag outdoors their house.
The flag-hanging second was captured on TikTok and has over 1 million views and 400,000 likes.
“There’s a lot of Q flags in our neighborhood, a lot of Trump flags and Blue Lives Matter Flags, [but] you don’t see any pride flags at all,” John Wyatt, the daddy, instructed Buzzfeed.
On Sunday in Owasso, John instructed viewers they “we’re fixin’ to shock Oklahoma,” by his son, Caden Wyatt, 15, hanging the “ally flag” with Girl Gaga’s “Born This Way” enjoying within the background.
The Ally Pleasure Flag is for heterosexual or cisgender individuals who wish to present help to the LGBTQ+ group. It options black and white stripes and a rainbow letter A.
Caden got here out to his household over a yr in the past and instructed Buzzfeed he was fortunate to have supportive mother and father. By hanging the flag, this was the most individuals he ever instructed he was homosexual.
“I was kind of nervous at first, because I didn’t know how people were going to act, but I just don’t really care what they think anymore,” Caden stated. “I’m just going to be myself.”
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Up to now, John was not supportive off the LGBTQ group as a result of his conservative and non secular views, Buzzfeed reported. That every one modified when he and his spouse realized early on that Caden is likely to be homosexual.
“That’s when we really started embracing [the community], because we knew our son was gay, and at any time he could come out,” John instructed Buzzfeed.
There have been some debates within the remark part on TikTok whether or not they ally flag was the proper selection, however John instructed viewers in one other video he had executed his analysis and Caden instructed his mother and father to purchase it to indicate him help.
Caden instructed Buzzfeed he desires the flag to represent a secure place and that his whole household helps the LGBTQ group.
“I want people to know that my parents have their back, and so do I,” Caden stated.
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