And then there was that time @michieblevins and I got to hang out with some sea lions.

And then there was that time @michieblevins and I got to hang out with some sea lions.

#larrycat is intently watching animal planet’s “Too Cute.”

#larrycat is intently watching animal planet’s “Too Cute.”

Thanks @kristinnoeline and @dannielleor for writing this book! #thisisourbook @everyoneisgay

Thanks @kristinnoeline and @dannielleor for writing this book! #thisisourbook @everyoneisgay

Fair time

Fair time

Paddling on the river with friends is fun!

Paddling on the river with friends is fun!

This is #larrycat’s way of saying, “You stopped petting my face with your paws, so I’m gonna put my paw on your face. Please keep petting me.”

This is #larrycat’s way of saying, “You stopped petting my face with your paws, so I’m gonna put my paw on your face. Please keep petting me.”

#andynarwhal went on our water adventure today!

#andynarwhal went on our water adventure today!

#Clipstour in Asheville! This is one of my favourite nights of the year! #snapshotwheat Thanks @newbelgium

#Clipstour in Asheville! This is one of my favourite nights of the year! #snapshotwheat Thanks @newbelgium

Little guy is sleeping on my leg. #larrycat

Little guy is sleeping on my leg. #larrycat

kristinnoeline:

I want to take a moment to tell you about my dad.

His name is Pete, and he is about 5’7 and very, very Italian.

He has accepted me for who I am since I arrived on this planet, and loves me so fiercely that just thinking about it can make me burst into tears. 

Yesterday, he sent out an email (pictured above) to all of his friends and family, declaring that love and support by telling them all about the work Dannielle and I do, and asking them to pre-order our book, This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.

His words, as you might imagine, made me cry. I had no idea he even knew what LGBTQ stands for, you guys. Ugh. I am going to cry again.

I am who I am today in large part because of my dad’s support, his strength in knowing that love is more important than anything, his ability to stand by my mom as she worked through her own fears about my sexuality, and so, so much more. His support allowed me to love myself, and that strength, in turn, enables me to do the work I do today - it is one of the main things that gave me the ability to write this book in the first place.

Our parents are critical to our understanding of the world and of ourselves, and I speak to so many of you each day who have parents that, like my mom once was, are hurting and confused and struggling and don’t know how to let you love yourselves the way you deserve. I know that, with this book, we have created something that can help parents understand, support, and love their kids just like my dad understands, supports, and loves his daughter.

It would mean the world to me if you could share our book with your friends and family and anyone else you think might benefit from its existence. It matters more than I think any of us could ever individually know. 

Every single book that is pre-ordered before September 9th is matched by our publisher with a donated book to a local PFLAG Chapter. Parents who desperately need information, guidance, and support attend those PFLAG meetings all over the country — I want this in their hands as soon as possible.

<3<3

Pre-Order Link:
http://theparentsproject.com/the-book/

PS: The top picture is me and my dad a few years ago — he is wearing an everyoneisgay.com bracelet. He has never taken it off. *runs to the corner to cry some more*

This sweet girl is back for the week! #sophie

This sweet girl is back for the week! #sophie

First kayak adventure! Worth it to eat peanut butter sandwiches for a while.

First kayak adventure! Worth it to eat peanut butter sandwiches for a while.

My Grandpa was the coolest! Love you papa and I&#8217;ll miss you! #gowings @detroitredwings

My Grandpa was the coolest! Love you papa and I’ll miss you! #gowings @detroitredwings

Speedy weather facts with @joshrichard #lastnightofbeachvacation

Speedy weather facts with @joshrichard #lastnightofbeachvacation