I can only imagine how I would have felt had I known Zachary Dutro Boggess. He is the four-year-old boy whose mother thought he would become gay. "He walks and talks like it. Ugh," Jessica Dutro wrote to her boyfriend, Brian Canady, whom she instructed to "work on him".
Work on him they did. Someone should have seen this tragedy unfolding, as Ms. Dutro had a history of abusive behavior toward other kids and her message to her boyfriend was not her only or most virulent expression of homophobia.
Now Rob Watson--himself a gay father--has written this open letter to Zachary, whose life ended so terribly: