An amazing story! – #Repost @npr ・・・ The small city of Hendersonville, N.C., recently celebrated LGBTQ pride for the first time. Unlike many pride celebrations in bigger cities, there was no parade or festival. It was a potluck picnic. Rev. Jerry Miller, whose son came out as gay four decades ago, was there with his wife, Bea. Twenty years ago, Miller began leading a local PFLAG chapter, a group for family and friends of LGBTQ people. At first, it wasn’t easy for him to reconcile his faith with his son’s identity. “My wife and I basically went in the closet because I was a pastor of a Baptist church at that time. And I prayed that God would change my son someday,” Miller says. “God didn’t change him, he changed me.” (Image: Monique LaBorde for NPR)

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The small city of Hendersonville, N.C., recently celebrated LGBTQ pride for the first time. Unlike many pride celebrations in bigger cities, there was no parade or festival. It was a potluck picnic. Rev. Jerry Miller, whose son came out as gay four decades ago, was there with his wife, Bea.

Twenty years ago, Miller began leading a local PFLAG chapter, a group for family and friends of LGBTQ people. At first, it wasn’t easy for him to reconcile his faith with his son’s identity. “My wife and I basically went in the closet because I was a pastor of a Baptist church at that time. And I prayed that God would change my son someday,” Miller says. “God didn’t change him, he changed me.” (Image: Monique LaBorde for NPR)