Parents work towards acceptance, education, pride

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | 11:18 p.m. CDT; updated 3:15 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — When Linda Hayes worked as a night emergency room nurse in Honolulu, she had a recurring patient with vague symptoms. The young man, who was gay, would come in night after night, eventually only when Hayes was working, to get treated for his symptoms and to talk about his family.