After coming out as a lesbian, Alison Smith was given a choice: she could be part of her family, or she could be gay.
She didn’t have any contact with her parents again until her mother was dying. Her mom refused to accept her on her death bed.
Then her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It seems that as he lost pieces of himself, one of those pieces was his homophobia.
Alison shares what it was like to reconnect with her devoutly religious father after a diagnosis that both changed him and allowed them to be family again.
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