Note To Gay Son From Dad Becomes A Novel
Upon reading a heartfelt note that a father posted on his son’s door, author Robert Joseph Greene became inspired to write a novel about the event.
A high school reader for ages 14-18, Would You Mind? is a LGBT story about a young boy named Nate who meets and falls in love with a fellow student that he has known since he was 13 years old. Nate’s conversation with his new boyfriend about coming out to his family is overheard by Nate’s father. To Nate’s surprise, a note appears on his door from his father offering support, love, and acceptance of his gay son.
When Greene heard that the family decided to remain anonymous after the media picked up the incident, he felt that he should do the story justice and fill in the blanks with a fictional story about the event.
With gay marriage becoming more mainstream, parents are becoming more accepting of their sons and daughters coming out.
“I could see that the public was wanting more, like I was,” said Greene. “So, I set out to show respect to the family by writing a loving story around their great deed.”
Greene will also have a companion Spanish-translated version that will help make it possible for high school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student organizations and High School Literature programs to have bilingual reading groups.