Growing up there was a lot of yelling and lecturing from mom that probably drove you nuts. (SAME.) So, the folks at Radio Onda Cero asked people to share what mom used to say using #MiViejitaMeDecía, and these are a few of the phrases that are all too real…
A lot of what moms would say came in the form of a threat.
It’s Pride Month. And, it’s also the month that we celebrate Father’s Day. So why not take the opportunity to celebrate the fathers that support their LGBTQ+ kids? We’ve scoured the farthest reaches of the internet so that you won’t have to and found 13 adorable and sweet stories that show the real love that fathers have for their LGBTQ+ children, young, or all grown up. Read on, and see if you can get to the end without tearing up!
Proud dad with an even prouder gay son.
It was this dad’s first time celebrating Pride, who accompanied his son to show true fatherly love and support at the Los Angeles LGBT Pride Festival. Of course, do the dad duty and try to embarrass his son with a silly t-shirt.
This dad took his daughter and her friends to Pride.
It doesn’t get much more supportive than bringing your kids to Pride, to celebrate who they are with a community of like-minded people. Even more so when it means that this dad would have had to spend hours trailing after his daughter and friends, as a chaperone. If that isn’t a labor of love, then we don’t know what is.
One proud dad at Pride.
One super proud son had this to say about his father, “This guy had me tearing up today. My dad attending his first pride parade in DC with my little brother. I love you … and I wouldn’t have you any other way.” Because love isn’t just about emblazoning how proud you are of your son on your shirt! It’s about showing up when your children need support. This dad clears knows that, and has shown up for his son – selfies and all.
This dad and daughter duo are well-suited for each other.
It’s great when kids show their parents love, but it’s even better when they show their love to their kids. And what better time to show off your love for your daughter, than when the two of you are dressed to the nines, and clearly having a good time? This dad knows how to make his daughter feel special – and wouldn’t we all want someone to look at us with as much love and awe as this dad does with his daughter?
A No. 1 supporter, through and through.
Being a good father isn’t just about making sure your kids are clothed and fed, with a roof over their heads. It’s about showing support for who your kids are, through whatever trials and tribulations they face. It’s obvious that this dad knows that the main thing his son needs is his support, through thick and thin – and this son has taken the opportunity to show his thanks.
All smiles for Pride celebrations.
This child was all smiles and happiness when both their dad and stepmom came to Pride to support them. And who can blame them? There’s a reason why Pride has the name that it’s been given. It’s not just about being proud of who you are, warts and all, but being proud of how far you’ve come as a person, and who you’ll grow to be in the future. Even though this dad has seen his child grow up, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t stop being a dad, or that he should stop supporting his child. And that warrants atleast one happy, candid selfie.
Sometimes a supportive dad just needs to taste the rainbow.
This daughter knew that the best way to celebrate Pride month was to fill up on Skittles. So you know what this supportive dad did? He bought them for his daughter. Only one rainbow matters during Pride.
Dads can support Pride, with our without their kids.
This dad knew that he didn’t need his child with him to go to Pride – it was his responsibility as a father to show up and give support to the community, anyway.
One super girl and one proud dad.
This dad knew that the best way to show his love and support for his daughter was to give her the spotlight when she participated in a Pride parade, bearing the Pride flag. Showing support as a parent means not only giving your love to your children but also having the self-control and smarts to know when to give your kids the attention and platform they need when they need it.
Someone else’s dad supports LGBTQ+ children, too.
Unfortunately, the reality is that not everyone’s dad is supportive of their LGBTQ+ children. The beauty of the LGBTQ+ community is that it is also filled with dads who are supportive of the queer children in the community. And sometimes we all just need to hear from a parental figure that we’re doing okay and that someone is proud of us. So thanks, someone else’s dad.
A simple message is enough to tell the young’uns that they’re okay.
They say that actions speak louder than words. Well, sometimes it’s just nice to see parents taking the action of sending a quick text to tell say how proud they are of their child and what they’re doing, and that they care about their safety and wellbeing. This dad took the time to make sure his daughter definitely knew how loved she is – no matter who she loves. Because hey, love is love, guys.
Who says working and supporting your son are mutually exclusive?
This son was excited to announce to the Twitterverse that, “… my dad shows off my boyfriend and I at work”. There’s nothing more reassuring than knowing that your dad loves you so much, and is so overwhelmingly proud of you, that he wants to tell the world about you. The fact that this dad is doing the digital equivalent of whipping a roll of photos of his son from his wallet to talk the ear off his workmates really shows the strong bond he has with his son.
Dads can support their kids and their LGBTQ+ journey at any age.
Sam painted his nails not only because it “looks pretty”, but because it gave him time to bond with his grandmother, who was a manicurist in her working life. But, this gave rise to bullying at school. So, you know what his dad did? He took to social media, to break down barriers around masculinity and show how much he loved his son for who he is. Even if this is just dabbling in nail polish, or if Sam wants to explore his identity further, he’ll know that no matter what happens his dad will continue to be proud of him, and support him in what he does.
So, how long did it take for you to start shedding a tear or two over these loving fathers? Have you got your own stories about your father supporting the LGBTQ+ community? Let us know about your experiences on Facebook – just click the logo at the top of the page.
We love Father’s Day so much! It’s that one time of the year where we can truly shower our dad with love and admiration. It’s also the perfect day to gloat about their hard work, their sacrifices, and make fun of their adorable and goofy way.
All over social media, people — famous and all — gave their dad’s much-deserved praise, and here are some of our favorites.
Chicano Batman’s Carlos Arévalo showed this touching throwback of his mom and dad, and we’re loving the ’80s fashion.
The entire weekend, United Farm Workers honored several dads for providing for their families and furthering the farm workers rights movement.
Like most fathers, they work tirelessly to guarantee that their families have a roof over their heads and food on their tables.
Some people shared the most touching moments from their childhoods.
We love how much their dad has shown them how to be loving and respectful. These moments are how you break the cycle of dads not showing their emotions.
Presidential candidate Julián Castro is all about quality time.
He might be running for president and spending all of his time on the road, but he will always make time for his little ones. After all, he is fighting to make sure that his babies have the best life possible.
People took the day to really honor their father for everything they have done for them.
They did everything for us. They sacrificed everything for us. Many of our fathers have given everything they could to make sure we can get to where we are going.
Even Maluma got a Father’s Day shoutout because, well, even daddies need some love.
Let’s take a quick poll. Do you think Maluma is secretly about to become a father or do you think this post is all about Maluma being the biggest daddy in the music industry?
Author Julissa Arce took a moment to show just how hard her own father worked to give her the best possible life.
The language barrier did not stop our dads. It didn’t matter what they needed to do to get things done, they just wanted to get things done. Our hearts are full when we think about everything our dads have done for us.
Nothing like a pool party with your dad.
There is something so sweet about seeing multiple generations celebrating Father’s Day. It’s one of the most touching moments during any holiday.
They keep the American Dream alive in all fo us.
What wont our fathers do? They have always made the best out of any situation as long as it would change our lives.
A good work ethic goes a long way.
We excel because of our fathers. They really did mold us into some of the hardest working people in our communities and we think them.
Nothing like dad taking us to the happiest place on earth.
Who doesn’t have sweet memories from our parents taking us to out favorite places?
Cardi B’s baby is living the life.
Thanks to her baller mom and dad.
Some dads even take their own days to let us have an even better day because that’s what makes them happy.
You can just see the dad calculating what that stuffed animal will mean for his little one. He won’t show emotions in public but we know he is weeping internally.