The 6 Best Parents of 2013

With deeds ranging from encouraging letters to acts of profound solidarity, these parents embody acceptance and generosity.



Father From Oregon Killed on Walk Memorializing Gay Son

Joe Bell, the father of Jadin Bell, who committed suicide after being bullied at school and online for being gay. Joe Bell embarked on a Walk for Change across the country but was killed by a semi-truck in Cheyenne County, Colo., along U.S. Highway 40. Joe Bell had intended to walk from La Grande, Ore., to New York City, where his son had hoped to go for college.