Amelia Vaughn

Amelia is wife, mother, partner and her family’s breadwinner. She has three young sons, one of whom identifies as gay – since he was 7 years old. Amelia began writing by posting a story about her son’s crush on a male television character on an unknown blog. Within hours, the blog went viral and garnered the attention of countless websites, blogs, advocacy organization and individuals.

She was invited to blog for the Huffington Post Gay Voices about her experiences as a parent and an advocate for LGBT children and teens. Her blogs are regularly featured by the Huffington Post, including in February 2012 the memorable 'When Your 7-Year-Old Son Announces "I'm Gay."' Her son has continued to identify himself as gay for over two years, and she and her husband are absolutely committed in supporting him. She regularly corresponds with her readers which include LGBT adults of all ages, parents of LGBTQ and gender nonconforming children, straight allies and LGBT children as young as 13 years old.

Her work has been featured and shared by Trevor Project, It Get's Better Project, GLAAD, PFLAG and The Harvey Milk Foundation, as well as Salon.com, Jezebel, IMDB and many others.

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