What is possible for you right now?

Most of the time, I have an idea about what I’m going to say right here. Usually it’s something that matters, but it’s also usually something ridiculous or at least amusing. But not today. I don’t have something like that. But I do have this. A link for you.

A short history of LGBT parenting milestones

The first milestone is in 1972 when an ABC television movie depicted a gay father coming out to his son. I was 2 years old. In 1979, in a California court, the first gay couple jointly adopts a child. In 1982, a California sperm bank begins serving lesbian couples. There are more, and I read all of them, including some recent ones that you’ll surely recognize. And then I had this thought:

My life is only possible now.

Without all the people that came before me to do what they did, I would not have this life that I feel so grateful for today. And I want to say this to you.

Your life is only possible now. Today. What will you do with it?

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Special thanks to Mombian, Dana Rudolph, who is a lesbian parent and possibly the first lesbian parent blogger. She started writing eight years ago when she found few practical resources on the internet for lesbian parents. Thank you for all that you have done. And especially thank you for writing a practical blog, because this allows me to have created this entirely impractical one. 

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7 thoughts on “What is possible for you right now?

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I can’t claim to be the first lesbian parent blogger–not sure who that would be–although I’ve been doing this for a while. If we can see far, it’s because we stand on the shoulders of giants, as it’s said. We all stand on the shoulders of those early out LGBT parents.

    • Thanks for blogging for 8 YEARS! That, alone, is an inspiration, given the difficulty I had coming up with one post today.

  2. That timeline does put things into perspective, especially now that the country seems to be changing so rapidly in terms of acceptance, not everywhere, but in an awful lot of places.

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