A disclaimer, in short: I'm trying my best, apologies where I falter.
In more words:
People will tell you, write what you know. Well, I don't know what it's like to be gay, to be gay and Mormon, to have a child who is either. I don't know all the latest, most preferred, PC, descriptive terminology. I don't presume to cover the entirety of the human experience.
But I'm doing my best. I've tried to create a story of a group of people experiencing a life situation. I spent a good chunk of time not feeling very credible. Not being gay, in Utah, a previously published author with a million dollar book deal, you name it. But when you boil it down, all stories are exercises in imagination. You imagine, attempt as best as possible to get it right, ask trusted friends and strangers to check you and make sure you're not far - or worse, destructive. I've done all these things and feel confident now that the story I have is not mine, but it's real. True in the sense that it is authentic and believable.
But sorry, still, for where I falter.