With Pride festivals around the nation canceled or postponed, LGBTQ Nation is bringing the celebration to you with our new series “Flashes of Pride.” We’ll look back at some of our community’s finest moments from the past few years as a reminder that no matter what life throws our way, queer people will fight our way through it and dance when we hit the other side.
When author Vanessa Hall’s son, Lachlan, came out, she did her best to be supportive. While she accepted her son and liked his boyfriend, when the two announced their engagement, it was a step too far for Hall.
Hall’s tale of overcoming her religious misgivings is a classic story of redemption and class. In the end, she was there when Lachlan walked down the aisle a few months later.
She wore a rainbow sash.