HomoQuotable - Claudia Contrada
"I am a lesbian, which my mom still does not get. She just says that I am confused. I realized in around eighth grade, but I was in denial for quite some time because I was scared due to my mother constantly saying that homosexuality is wrong. How can it ever be wrong to love though? That’s what I’d like to know." - High school student Claudia Contrada, whose mother is a founder of MassResistance, Massachusett's rabidly anti-gay activism organisation.
When Claudia joined the cast of her high school's production of The Laramie Project, the award-winning play about the murder of Matthew Sheppard, her mother organized protests against the play. Two days ago, Claudia came out. Welcome, brave Claudia.