His dad continued, writing:
"We want you to know that we support you in all ways, and love you very much, even if this seems like an odd gift. Love, Dad"
So, yes, there are crazy homophobic and ignorant parents who disown their kids when they come out, and there are gay kids killing themselves because they have nowhere to turn, and there are many ugly, sad stories of rejection and pain. But there is also this. Good parents. Cool parents. Smart parents. And thanks to them, Nicholas will probably grow up to be a well-adjusted and decent human being. Never be afraid to be yourself.