Seth Own is a college freshman from Jacksonville, Florida who has had one hell of a few years. And his story just got crazier after a trip to Los Angeles to sit on Ellen’s chair.
After his dad snooped through his phone and discovered Seth is gay, he was thrown out of the house by his ultra-religious parents.
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Seth responded with a determination to succeed that would be impressive from any youth, let alone one who’d been made homeless by unaccepting parents.
His story of forging ahead through a storm of circumstance remains an inspiration, and Ellen can smell inspiration from a mile away.
True to form, she can’t help but offer a major gift to help him on his journey.
I swear…..Ellen is the Rosa Parks of Gays and Lesbians. She has done so much good for the LGBT Community and made it known due to her show. My hat is off to her. Thank you, Ellen. Kudos! As for this young man, I wish him well and much success in life.
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He is going to be very successful in life, do good and have a happy life. While his miserable hate filled “family” don’t yet realize their tickets to the bowels of Hell have already been procured, processed, and punched…
Anyone subjected to unaccepting religious parents AND religion-based conversion therapy who then doesn’t RUN from all religion is a bit of a slow learner.
Seth is going to love the numerous busy glory holes at Georgetown University … a definite perk of a Jesuit education.
Seth Owen looks like a very special gay man. I like what he plans to do with the balance of his (essentially Go Fund Me Page) when he has his Georgetown University education paid off. A scholarship for other gay students seems appropriate. I feel very sorry for his parents. They will find themselves alone, and while Seth says he plans to stay in touch with them, it seems that they’ll never accept his life, so they’ll never know the joy of having a well adjusted gay son who is determined to become a philanthropist… RobtheElder
Not to be a bit harsh, but honestly, did his Dad have to snoop through his phone to learn he was gay??? What, is the man blind and deaf and can’t just see the son?
This young man has come so far. I am so glad that Ellen had him on her show and was able to start his college fund for others. Thank you Ellen.
I am an older actor and have seen a lot of young men that are thrown away by their families because they didn’t meet the family standards. Shame on his parents. I hope their religion helps them in their old age as they will not have the closeness of their son even if he remains in their life.
Thank you everyone for helping this young man on his journey thru life
This is the sad thing about ultra religious, fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians. Seth is not unique. Many “Christian” parents kick their gay children out of the house, some as young as 12 and 13. I’m glad Seth is doing so well!
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