There are few things more devastating to an LGBTQ person than their parents’ rejection. One gay man from Mexico is putting that pain front and center for the world to see, in the hope that it will inspire change.
And in the end, it seems it has.
After twenty-one-year-old photographer Henry Jimenez bravely posted an Instagram video of his mother castigating him for marrying his boyfriend, a young queer boy was inspired to come out to his parents.
And the message of support he sent has in turn inspired Jimenez.
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Jimenez spoke of the boy’s message in the caption to his heartbreaking video.
“This as I said IS SO HARD for me to share, but today I got a message from a kid telling how much he felt inspired after watching this and told his parents his biggest secret.”
“That makes me so happy and makes it all worth it.”
Jimenez went on to deliver a simple bit of advice.
It seems directed as much at his own mother as his fellow LGBTQ people.