Coming out as a homosexual is often very difficult for a young person, especially when their parents are not supportive. Recently, a letter of a grandfather disowning his daughter for her treatment of his gay grandson has gone viral.

A letter a grandfather wrote to his daughter Christine was uploaded onto's Facebook page on Sept. 30. In the letter, the grandfather scolds his daughter, Christine, because she threw her son (his grandson) Chad out of the house when he came out of the closet.

The grandfather takes Chad's side and says that it is Christine who is the real shame:

"Dear Christine:

I'm disappointed in you as a daughter. You're correct that we have a "shame in the family", but mistaken about what it is.

Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real "abomination" here. A parent [disowning] her child is what goes "against nature".

The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that 'you didn't raise your son to be gay'. Of course you didn't. He was born this way and didn't choose it any more than he being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward. So, while we are in the business of [disowning] our children, I think I'll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise, and I don't have time for heartless B-word of a daughter.

[If] you find your heart, give us a call.


The handwritten letter received praise from, a t-shirt company that focuses on sexual orientation equality.

"Go Grandpa! (This awesome note was sent in by a supporter named Chad & we're sending him a free "Some Dudes Marry Dudes Get Over It" T-shirt) Thx! Chad," the caption for the photo reads with a smiley face.

Facebook users support this bold grandfather as well. Currently, 17,251 people have liked the photo.

"Everyone should be like this man!!! You sir, are awesome!!!," Nicole Bartlett, a Facebook user, posted.

Over 1,000 comments have also been made on the photo. Of course, the comments include some back and forth between Facebook users passing the blame on who is originally at fault for Christine's harsh parenting, but that is expected on social media.