Mylinda and Matthew Mason in the mid-1990s, during much happier and less complicated times. Photos: Cayce Clifford

An Anti-Gay Crusader and Her Gay Son Were Making It Work. Then Came Trump.

A portrait of a modern family undone by the political zeitgeist

may have been just 16, a sheltered bookworm from a conservative evangelical family, but when it came to public speaking, Matthew Mason had the poise of a veteran statesman. Captured on video addressing an appreciative crowd at a…