The young daughter of a homophobic leader comes out of the closet. She’s starring in her high school production of “The Laramie

The Massachusetts high school daughter of Amy Contrada – from the homophobic group MassResistance – has come out of the closet.

Claudia Contrada (17) is starring in the Acton High School Production of the Laramie Project although her mother helped organize a movement against the play.

MassResistance inspired Fred Phelps to plan his own protest of the opening night, November 2.

QueerToday.com is offering an interview with Claudia.

Her advice for young LGBT people and/or their allies: “Life can be difficult, to the point where you just want to give up on it, but if you find strength in yourself and support in your friends and don’t let anything hold you back, things will eventually fall into place.”

The Laramie Project features eight actors portraying more than sixty characters – about the 1998 hate crime murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

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