Mormon dads of LGBTQ kids form Facebook group for support

A group of at least 110 dads have joined together on Facebook to create a private support group – called Dragon Dads. The fathers come from conservative religious backgrounds and have LBGT children. It’s a private group to protect members from harassment, but most participants are open about their experiences with their children. Dragon Dads provides a safe place for dads to talk about how their love for their children clashes with their religious backgrounds.

via Today.com

“You feel isolated because no one feels the same about us,” said a dad who is a member of the Church Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.

“In my church and community, they love my kid and they didn’t seem to love that (gay) part of him. As a father that kind of tears you apart.”