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Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday June 13, 2021
Originally published on June 11, 2021

Just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a strongly conservative community, one dad is going viral for showing his gay son support with a flag, reported BuzzFeed News.

Celebrating a year since his son came out, Caden came out, the John Wyatt decided to hoist an ally flag up in the air outside of their home in Oklahoma for Pride Month.


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"We are fixin' to shock Oklahoma," Wyatt said in a Tiktok, BuzzFeed News reports. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" played in the background. The moment has since gone viral.

"I'm really lucky to have such supportive parents, because I know a lot of other people aren't as lucky as me," Caden told Buzz Feed News.

Caden's dad was not always supportive of the LGBTQ community, but that changed with his son.

"That's when we really started embracing [the community], because we knew our son was gay, and at any time he could come out," Wyatt said, Buzz Feed News reports. "And he needed to see that we were going to be able to support him and be there for him."

Wyatt adds, "There's a lot of Q flags in our neighborhood, a lot of Trump flags and Blue Lives Matter Flags, [but] you don't see any pride flags at all."

That is until now.