There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke
As for my family and employer, like most people, they find homosexuality to be an aberration which adds no value whatsoever to society.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
2.) believe in rules is meaningless to whether they exist with or with out consequence or not.
per the info i know i think the kid was brave, super brave and his parents should be proud
most people assumed and guess and some people knew but the fact remains over coming that fear he had of being judged by bigotry or even worse, shun, disowned, assaulted etc etc is bravery in my opinion.
But you are free to feel otherwise.