This Man’s Plea Asking His Parents to Support Gay Marriage Didn’t Change Their Minds, But It Did Go Viral

This Man’s Plea Asking His Parents to Support Gay Marriage Didn’t Change Their Minds, But It Did Go Viral

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Australian actor Barnaby Reiter penned an open letter to his parents during the country’s vote on same-sex marriage. After sharing on social media, the actor’s heartbreaking plea went viral.

Reiter shared the letter on his Instagram alongside the caption: “An open letter to my ‘No’ voting parents”.

“It hasn’t been an easy time here in the Reiter family but this is a letter I gave to my parents in the hopes they would change their minds – to no success,” he admits. “I hesitated sharing this but thought it might help anyone else feeling similar in what has become a truly dark time in Australian history. I know I have the love and support of my extended family and friends. Always here if anyone needs to talk.’

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In the letter, Reiter writes: “I know you both care about me and you’ve both given me everything I could ever hope for — up to but not including the ability to feel safe and comfortable in my own skin in our home environment.”

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