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Anti-Gay Activist’s Gay Daughter Speaks Out

Anti-gay activist Amy Contrada’s world came crashing down earlier this week when her daughter Claudia came out of the closet. A high school student with a starring role in her mother’s least favorite play, The Laramie Project, Claudia recently sat down with Queer Today and gives readers an inside look into her tumultuous family politics.

QT: What is it like for you to be supportive of gay rights but have an anti-gay activist parent?

CC: It’s difficult because we clash horribly. It’s really stressful because there’s always an argument going on.

QT: Do you identify as LGB or T?

CC: 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.

Claudia Contrada, you may be a lady, but you’ve got balls of steel!

On:           Oct 31, 2007
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    • Rt. Rev. Dr. RES

      There are outings that make some parents support their child and become members of PFLAG. There was even a mother who actually started PFLAG for finding that support and providing it to others.

      Then there are parents like the many major hetero homophobic activists like her mother who seem to have become so by the revelation of a child’s self outing.

      Oct 31, 2007 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • **

      This girl fucking rules. Her mother is a monster. Take a look at the MassResistance website and see what that hatemonger is all about.

      Oct 31, 2007 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidDust

      Brava Claudia!!

      Oct 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dizzyspins

      The sad fact is this girl’s mother knew she was a lesbian before she did–that’s WHY she became anti-gay activist. Many parents who rant on and on abt homosexuality are hoping to drown out the budding sexuality of their children. Just like so many preachers and politicians do it to drown out their own queerness. TOo bad it never works.

      Nov 1, 2007 at 3:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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