Writer - Beth Crawford
A MESSAGE FROM THE WRITER:
As a mother of a gay son, I have had the pleasure and privilege of watching my sometimes conflicted young boy transform into a confident young man. Sadly, not all parents are as fortunate or willing. While great strides have been made, we are not there yet. Substance abuse, hate crimes, homelessness, and suicide continue to rise among the LGBT community.
When my son came out to me, I shared the news with my husband and our other two children. Thankfully, we were all on the same page. We knew that there was just one thing to do….ACCEPT! Of course, I would be lying if I said it was a piece of cake. We had many concerns: Will he be safe? Will his friends accept him? Will he find happiness? What is in store for our son’s future? While some of these questions have been answered and others remain to be seen, we will never fully understand the struggles that he and others like him have faced and continue to endure.
"If HOLD ON :The Musical can open the heart of even one intolerant person, give hope to one struggling individual, or help mend just one rocky relationship, this labor of love will have been all worth it!"