The journey of a Mormon mother who went
from supporting Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban, to
supporting her gay son is documented in a new film premiering
Saturday at Frameline, San Francisco's LGBT film festival.
Families Are Forever chronicles
the experience of Californians Wendy and Tom Montgomery, who say they
didn't know one of their six children was gay when they were working
for Proposition 8's passage in 2008.
Jordan, now 14, says in the film that
he considered suicide.
“To be honest, before my son came
out, I didn't know any other families who had gay kids,” Wendy told
News. “It's one of the things that's not talked about in my
church, which makes it so much harder to deal with and know who to go
to for help.”
She found help at the Family
Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University.
“It gave me hope,” Wendy said of
The Family Acceptance Project produced
the documentary Families Are Forever.
“I am a better person for having a
gay son. I love differently, and I love more openly. I didn't
realize the judgment I had before I realized that having a gay son
was a great blessing and not a burden.” (A trailer for the film is
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