Are There Closets in Heaven?: A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share Their Story
It's always difficult for a child to tell her parents she is gay, regardless of how liberal or conservative her family might be. When the daughter is part of a devout Catholic family living in a small rural community, the parent-child relationship is exposed to even greater risk, often beyond repair. A revealing first-person dialogue between a lesbian daughter, who had always dutifully tried to please her parents, and her Catholic father, an 81 yr old Iowan farmer. Through their letters and reflections, we see how courage and love made it possible for them to navigate the twists and turns of such a dramatic shift in their lives. This highly personal and often emotional exchange offers a gift of hope and inspiration to families who struggle with learning their child is not what they expected. It lets us experience the real lives behind debates taking place in today's media on same-sex marriage, constitutional amendments, gays and lesbians raising children, and religion.