Rick and Ashton Colby of Ohio Share Their Story

By Communications Team • April 20, 2022 • 9:00 am

“My dad could tell there was something weighing on my heart.”

That’s how Ashton Colby explains what it was like to come out to his father, Rick, as a transgender man several years ago. Rick, a conservative lobbyist, supported Ashton every step of the way and leaned on his faith during the journey.

Since coming out, Ashton has shared his story in People Magazine and on The Today Show, and both Rick and Ashton have spoken with the editorial board of The Columbus Dispatch to talk about the need for all LGBTQ people to be protected from discrimination at the federal level. Both also recently participated in the first-ever Conservatives Against Discrimination roundtable event.

Watch the exclusive video below:

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