Gay Men News

Bringing the Best in LGBTQ to you

Gay Mormon Comes Out to His Dad & It Goes Way Better Than Expected

Gay Mormon Comes Out to His Dad & It Goes Way Better Than Expected image
LGBTQ
Posted by Joseph on June 10, 2021
14 views

mormon-austin-swink.jpeg
“It was weighing on me for so long, not saying anything.”

Austin Swink came out to his Mormon father and his reaction was surprisingly sweet.

In anticipation of his first mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Austin knew he wanted to share his sexuality with his father, Vaughn. 

“I was about to leave on my mission for my church, and I got this feeling that I just needed to get it off my chest before I left,” he told USA Today. The two have “always been pretty close” but the Mormon church’s history with the LGBTQ+ community is… complicated to say the least. “It was weighing on me for so long, not saying anything.”

“I’m gay,” Austin tearfully told his dad.

Vaughn reached across to his son. “Austin, I don’t care. I don’t care!” As he burst into tears, Vaughn continued, “Austin, listen, look at me. I don’t care. You’re okay! Are you a child of God?”

Austin affirmed he was. “OK, that’s fine!” Vaughn replied.

Austin is living out loud now with his boyfriend, Jason, and hopes his coming out video can inspire others in the Mormon church and beyond. 

“If you’re going through something like that, if you feel that you can’t be yourself, if you feel that your parents won’t love you anymore, I just want you to know that there are so many other people in this world that do love you,” he explained.

“You’ll make it through, we all will make it through together. So don’t give up!”

.

Check out the original story here: PRIDE.

Tags: #BigBankChallenge #BohemianKissChallenge #EqualityActJapan #StopAsianHate 2020 Olympics Aaron Schock Adam Castillejo Adam Rippon addiction ageism Aging AhTave AIDS Aime Wichtendal Alaska Alex Morse Almost Love America's Next Top Model American Medical Association Amy Coney Barrett Annise Parker Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe Anti-Asian Violence Anti-LGBTQ ANTM anxiety Aptima HIV-1 Arizona Armie Hammer astrology At-home date Atlanta Atlanta Black Pride Atlanta Nightlife Atlanta Pride Atlanta Pride Run Austin Swink Austin Texas Backpacks for the Street Basel Abou Hamrah BFI Flare Bisexual BLACK GAY MEN Black LGBTQ Atlanta Black Lives Matter Black Love Bohemian Rhapsody Brian Sims Broadway bully Bullying California Call Me By Your Name Canada Capitalism Cason Crane Celebrity News censorship Chemistry Chemsex Chicago Chris Evans Christian proselytizing Christianity Christmas Christmas movie Christmas Movies Circus of Books civil unions Cody McCook Colorado Comedy coming out commentary compatibility Confidence Congress conspiracy theory Conversion therapy CoronaVirus COVID COVID-19 Covid-19 vaccine daddy Dallas Dallas Gay Bars Dallas Gayborhood Dallas Texas Danica Roem Daniel Harding Daniel Howell Date night dating Dating Apps dating rut dating tips Dead to Me Denver Depression discrimination Disney Documentary Dolf Pasker Dolly Parton Domestic Violence Donald Trump Donna Price Drag Race drag racing Dustin Lance Black election Election 2020 Election Day Elite Employment Entertainment Entertainment news epidemic Fabio Fasoli Family family gatherings Film Finding True Love First Date First Date Etiquette first date ideas first date tips Flirting Tips Flirty Dancing Florida Fort Lauderdale Franklin Graham Freddie Mercury Garrett Clayton gay gay asian gay asian men Gay Atlanta Gay beaches Gay Couple Gay Couples Gay Culture Gay Dallas Gay Dallas Nightlife gay dating gay dating advice gay dating app gay dating apps Gay Dating Solutions Gay Dating Tips gay discrimination gay film Gay Fort Lauderdale Gay Health Gay Holiday Movie gay kiss Gay Love Advice gay marriage gay marriage proposal gay men gay midlife Gay Mountaineer Gay Movies Gay New York Gay Nurse Gay Panic Gay Pride gay relationship advice gay relationship tips gay relationships Gay Scene gay seniors gay sex gay singles Gay Soldier Gay Travel Gay Twitter Gay Wedding gay weddings Gay Widower Gays Over COVID gaysian Gen Z Generation Z Georgia Gert Kasteel Ghosting GLAAD GOP Gorsuch Guy Vandenberg Gym Gays Haaz Sleiman Hallmark Hate Crime Health HGVT HIV HIV prevention HIV stigma HIV treatment HIV vaccine HIV/AIDS hobbies Holi-date Holiday Film Holiday Movies Holidays Hollywood Holyoke Homophobia hooking up hookup hookup culture Hot Vax Summer House Hunters Hulu Ian Jordan Indya Moore Instagay Instagram intersex Intimacy Iowa Iowa caucus isolation It's A Sin Jake Gyllenhaal James Bushe Japan Jaymes Vaughan Jayson Conner Jeffrey Newman Jewish Jewish persecution Joe Biden Jonathan Bennett Josef Salvat Jussi-Pekka Kajaala Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg JVN Jwan Yosef Karamo Brown Kristine Stolakis Lady Gaga Lesbian lesbian couple Let It Snow LGBT LGBT Travel Guide LGBT-Free Zones LGBTQ LGBTQ Asians LGBTQ Atlanta LGBTQ Dallas LGBTQ discrimination LGBTQ employees LGBTQ Family LGBTQ Film LGBTQ Film Festival LGBTQ Films LGBTQ flag LGBTQ Fort Lauderdale LGBTQ Health LGBTQ movies LGBTQ New York LGBTQ NYC LGBTQ Pride LGBTQ retirees LGBTQ retirement LGBTQ Rights LGBTQ Seniors LGBTQ Victory Institute LGBTQ Youth Life Lifetime Lifetime TV Network Linda Warren lockdown London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival loneliness Love Victor Luke Evans Male Nurse Malik Brown marriage equality marriage proposal Marsha P Johnson Marvel Marvin Cortes Massachusetts mature gay dating mental health Mexico Miami Miami Beach Miami Beach Pride Miami Florida Michael Cashman Michael Henry Middle-aged gay men midlife Modern Family mormon Mr. Right Muscle gays music video My Gay Match NASCAR National Coming Out Day Nationwide Conversion Therapy Ban Neil Gorsuch Netflix Netflix Special Nevada New Year's Resolution New York New York City Nonbinary North Dakota Northern Ute tribe Nurse Appreciation Week NYC NYC Events NYC Pride NYC Pride 2021 Oak Lawn Obergefell v. Hodges older gay man Omander Omar Ayuso One True Pairing online dating online dating apps online dating tips online gay dating Online trolls Open Relationship Operation Hyacinth OTP Outfest Outfest LA 2021 Outfest Los Angeles Pan-African Pride pandemic Paper Moons Pat Robertson Pennsylvania Perez Hilton Pete Buttigieg Pink Capitalism Poland Politics polyamorous polyamorous relationship polyamorous relationships Pope Francis Pose power bottom Pray Away PrEP pride Pride 2021 Pride Afrique Pride Flag Pride Month Prince Harry profile pic Puerto Vallarta quarantine Queer eye Queer Film Queer Films Queer Holiday Movies Queer Lawmakers Queer Love Story Queer Santa Queer Youth racism Rafa Olarra Rainbow Wave Reddit Relationship relationship advice Relationship Tips relationships religion Rep. Andy Biggs Republican retirement Ricky Martin rom-com Romantic Comedy Ryan Murphy Ryan O’Connell Samaritan’s Purse same sex marriage Same Sex Relationships Same Sex Wedding Same-Sex Couples Same-Sex Kiss same-sex marriage ban Schitt’s Creek Scott Evans Scott Wiener Section 28 self isolation self-care Senior Gay Dating Senior Gay Men senior gays Senior Prom Seven Summits sex Sex Education sex life sexual identity sexual preference sexual racism sexuality short film Shy Gay Guys Single All the Way single gay man Single Gay Men Single Gays Single Young Gays social distancing social isolation social media Social Security Somerville sports Stonewall Stonewall Riots straight men Super Bowl ads Super Bowl commercials Super Bowl LIV Supreme Court Switzerland Syria Tan France Television Tennessee The Boys in the Band The Center on Colfax The Christmas Setup The Eternals The First The Thing About Harry Threesome throuple TikTok Tom Daley toxic masculinity Transgender Travis Shumake Trump administration Turner Free Tweets Twitter Unconditional Love United Methodist Church US economy US Supreme Court Valentine's day viral video Virginia Web Series Wedding Workplace workplace discrimination World AIDS Day young gay men Youth YouTube

1 Comments
Gay Mormon Comes Out to His Dad & It Goes Way Better Than Expected – Real Gay dating

[…] post Gay Mormon Comes Out to His Dad & It Goes Way Better Than Expected appeared first on Gay Men […]

Leave a reply

Related articles
image for Miami’s Best Gay Beaches
Miami’s Best Gay Beaches

With its vibrant nightlife, bars and party scene, Miami has long been a hotspot for the LGBTQ community.

More
image for Gay Atlanta | The Essential LGBT Travel Guide!
Gay Atlanta | The Essential LGBT Travel Guide!

The ‘Gay Capital Of The South’ Atlanta is a city filled with love and passion, combining the best of city living and southern hospitality.

More
image for 7 Quick Dating Tips For Young Gay Men
7 Quick Dating Tips For Young Gay Men

Undoubtedly, dating is a tough job and even more when you belong to the LGBTQ community because of the societal taboos associated with it.

More
image for Atlanta Pride Cancels 2021 Festival and Parade
Atlanta Pride Cancels 2021 Festival and Parade

e 2021 Atlanta Pride festival and parade, which was scheduled for Oct. 9-10, has been canceled amid rising COVID-19 cases, officials announced Wednesday.

More
image for Tennessee Gay Couple Rejected by Wedding Venue Due to Owner’s Religious Beliefs
Tennessee Gay Couple Rejected by Wedding Venue Due to Owner’s Religious Beliefs

The Tennessee couple scheduled a tour — and then things got weird.

More