Monday, March 17, 2008

The Gay Parent and Daughter-of-Gay-Parent Talk!

Tomorrow night (7 P.M.) Tuesday, March 18th, 2008, my 19 year-old daughter Adrianne and I are going to be part of a panel of other gay and lesbian dads and moms at a class in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

What is fun about doing this speaking engagement is the novelty of the very "thing" itself: being able to talk about being a daughter and dad together from our unique vantage point in the world! While we are not the first gay dad-and-daughter team, nor the last, this is what is "fun" about being "out" in the world: having an opportunity to be out, speak out, and tell our story of the ups and downs and sideway motions and emotions, thoughts and experiences of living in our household.

My son doesn't want to participate in these talks...yet. But given some more time, he may join us some time in some format.



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