The all-American defensive end at the University of Missouri said he decided to come out publicly now because he sensed that rumors were circulating.
FEB 08 — Portland, ME — Local Sprouts Coop.
FEB 09 — Boston, MA — Ilana’s House Show
FEB 10 — Clinton, MA — Blake’s House
FEB 11 — Providence, RI — Kian’s House
FEB 12 — Westport, CT — Staples High School
FEB 12 — Toms River, NJ — PFLAG @ United Church of Christ
FEB 13 — Doylestown, PA — Delaware Valley College
FEB 15 — Bay Shore, NY — Even Flow Bar & Grill
FEB 17 — Shrewsbury, NJ — PFLAG @ House of the Presbyterian
All info: www.ryancassata.com
Wishing you all a Happy National Coming Out Day. I forgot to talk about this in the video as it had to be a quick one: Remember how important it is for you to accept your friends when they come out to you. You might be the first person someone tells and it’s so important for that first coming out experience to be a good one. Be kind to each other! <3
In wake of the CW network developing a new show about the life of a transgender teenager, HuffPost Live sat down with several teens who identify as transgender last week to discuss their experiences. One transgender teenager, Ryan Cassata, stressed the importance of educating one’s parents about transgender issues as crucial to gaining a system of familial support for one’s gender identity.
Barilla pasta’s CEO says: “We won’t include gays in our ads, because we like the traditional family.” He then urged gays to buy another brand of pasta.
FUCK THE PASTA POLICE
We told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. So, just before his 18th birthday, Ryan, depressed, suicidal and disillusioned, made a new choice.
“And we pray that God can somehow use our story to help other parents learn to truly love their children. Just because they breathe.”