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.
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?
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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