I realize that some parents need time to accept and understand their children for who they really are, but at what point does a parent let anyone or anything come between them and their child?
To the millions of gay and transgender teens out there - you are not alone, you are not a freak and you are a beautiful human being created in God's image. Your struggle is not forever and the ignorant folks who say and do things to hurt you are not the majority - even if they are the people you have loved and trusted your whole life.
God is love. Love your children as is. No church service, worship or bible thumping will save you if you can't love your very own children unconditionally.
Rest in peace Leelah Alcorn and to everyone else, keep passing the open windows...