Who knew the story of Ms. Massresistance's daughter, who came out as lesbian, could get any more interesting. Sadly, it did. Soon after her school's production of "the Laramie Project," Claudia Contrada finds herself the target of her homophobic mother. I hate to provide the link, but here's the newest example of MassResistance homophobia - essentially calling one of their very own family members a student who has such special needs that she couldn't be responsible for her own decision to come out. She very well could have some learning disabilities, but none that have precluded her from memorizing line after line and performing in a very difficult and important play, such as the Laramie Project. I somehow doubt Claudia Contrada isn't perfectly capable of doing a simple thing like an interview. Laughably, Massresistance was saying they couldn't even make Claudia sit out of the play, because she needed it somehow in a capacity related to special education. Huh?
Yet, it gets worse. While the Contradas couldn't see fit to demand her daughter sit out from a play they didn't want her in - because they say it somehow helped with her special needs - they've now seen fit to remove her from the school, the very place she was in to help her with her whatever her needs happen to be. The Contradas have pulled their daughter from her school, her friends, her drama club and clearly a lot of the things Claudia finds important. They've pulled her from the few hours of escape she had. According to Queer Today, they've even "hacked" into Claudia's Facebook account. They've made their very own daughter a target in their unending homophobic spree. I can't imagine the damage they're doing to someone who's obviously a bright, courageous, young girl. Though I doubt it'll stop Claudia. Thankfully, the next generation is going to be better than the one it replaces. If anything, the Contradas are a clear example of that.
H/T to Mark from Queer Today.
Update: For whatever crazy reason, I read more from that Massresistance link. It only gets crazier and crazier, as so many of their posts do. I don't know how the GLBT community can help Claudia other than by giving her all the moral support in the world, but it's clear that Claudia should almost be viewed as a heroine for all the courage it took to come out despite having Amy Contrada as a mother. Seriously, it's one of the bravest things I've ever seen anyone do. However we can help Claudia, we should.