Tyler Clementi’s Parents Open Up

The family talks about life without their son

Tonight on Rock Center With Brian Williams, Joe and Jane Clementi – parents of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers students who jumped to his death after being spied on with another man by his roommate – open up about the experience of losing their son, what it was like when Tyler came out and what they could have done better as parents.

“He was shaking and crying,” says Jane, an evangelical Christian, “and that’s when he told me he was gay.”

“Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality,” says Joe. “Our children need to understand – and adults need to understand – that they’re not broken.”

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