To the Editor:
In regard to banned books, a book isn’t going to make your child gay, as “praying the gay away” isn’t going to make them straight. What these books may do, is help a gay child feel more “normal.”
It will give them a reference point, to refer them to when their personal troubles can’t, or won’t, be addressed by their judgmental fearful parents or public. The books might even stop a confused adolescent from killing themselves over something that society refuses to accept, only because it’s a different normal than theirs.
John Michael Grohl