Proud Mom Posts a 'Celebrations' Ad in the Newspaper for Her Son's Coming-Out

Protesting the defeat of HERO legislation in Texas

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Houston voters recently shot down an ambitious piece of equal rights legislation, HERO, which would have prohibited discrimination of gender identity, sexual orientation and 13 other characteristics. In response, one mother in Washington state placed a surprising ad in the "Celebrations" section of Houston Chronicle on Sunday. 

The mother is Joan Wilson, founder of The Society of Lucky Mothers, which celebrates LGBT children. The ad congratulates her son—who is 15 years old—for coming out.

Image courtesy of Darryl Morrison, creative operations manager for Getty Images in Houston, who sent the ad to the Texas Observer after his husband saw it.

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