This is a blog site dedicated to issues concerning LGBTQ parents and our children, and LGBTQ children in our families, touching on issues of family, faith, and the culture in which we live.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Gay Baby Boom
Thanks to andrewsullivan.com for this tip:
In the on-line Details website, there is an interesting article about the rise of so many gay couples welcoming children into their lives.
My first response: Duh!? Of course gay men also experience the call, the desire, the pull to be parents, to be dads. On the heel of the NYT Magazine article on Sunday, April 27th, 2008, about gay men choosing to be in committed relationships in their 20s, with a gay couple about to become domestic partners on ABC TV's, "Brothers and Sisters," the next movement will be dads and moms who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
We're coming out, and we want the world to know!
Now all we have to do is un-do all the Rove-Bush-Cheney instigated constitutional amendments in so many states, in order that our children and we as couples have all the rights and benefits as do any other heterosexual couples.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
I am a dad, who happens to be gay, with two amazing young adult children who have taught me, my partner, and their mom what grace, faith, hope, and love are all about. I am also an ordained clergyperson in the Presbyterian Church (USA), involved in congregational life, sometimes preaching here and there, and an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, MN. I taught at Duke Divinity School at Duke University for over a decade, and I currently teach at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. I teach Ethics, World Religions, and English. And I am the Director of a religious non-profit, "School of the Pilgrim" (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com), in which I take people on actual pilgrimages to break out of the religion of rush hour in order to find their inner spiritual path. I am also glad to work with and be an advocate with people living with disabilities in faith communities, who teach me more about life in all its wonders and quirks. Enjoy the blog! And for more information about the book ON BEING A GAY PARENT, go to www.onbeingagayparent.com. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, and phone is 919-444-9111