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Amazing 80-Year-Old Grandpa Gets Equal Sign Tattoo to Support Gay Grandson: VIDEO


Joe, a grandfather who is almost 80-years-old, got an equal sign tattoo in solidarity with his grandson, who came out to him. A video documents the process as Joe tells his tattoo artist about how much he believes in the courage of his grandson for coming out.

Writes Will Wrench:

Watch as my partner Joe's almost 80-year old Grandfather gets tattoed to show his support for gay rights. About a month ago, Joe got an equal sign tattoo in support of human equality, and Grandpa Frank wanted to show his love and support, too. The world is really blessed to have people like Frank, who not only love unconditionally, but also accept everyone for who they are.


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  1. That's some serious love right there.

    Posted by: Dback | Apr 24, 2014 3:13:55 PM

  2. Lot of love, but the kid's tattoo? Ugh, tacky placement

    Posted by: pablo | Apr 24, 2014 3:15:58 PM

  3. love is love

    Posted by: rico | Apr 24, 2014 3:25:01 PM

  4. age: just a number.

    Posted by: Howard | Apr 24, 2014 3:36:42 PM

  5. @Pablo tattoos are tacky in general. The sentiment is what counts.

    Posted by: Jay | Apr 24, 2014 4:11:09 PM

  6. Oh my god. What is he thinling. Tattoos are permanent. This could affect his ability to get a job in the future.

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 24, 2014 4:14:50 PM

  7. Oh my god I love it!

    Posted by: daws | Apr 24, 2014 9:39:18 PM

  8. When I worked on the campaign to defeat the marriage amendment in Minnesota, we had an 85 year old women who drove a half hour to our office to phonebank everyday during the final days leading up to the vote. Her main motivation was her gay grandson.

    Personally I think both stories are equally badass.

    Posted by: Stefan | Apr 25, 2014 12:53:34 AM

  9. @MARYM .... really, a tattoo on the waist will impact him getting a job?
    @PABLO .... you're tacky for posting that comment.

    Posted by: KEN | Apr 30, 2014 1:42:35 PM

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