Thursday, October 20, 2005

Current reading

I snuck off from work today to hear a great talk by Abigail Garner, author of the book Families Like Mine. She is an amazing activist and speaker. She talked of her own experience growing up with two dads and being raised in the queer community while not being queer herself (she calls it "culturally queer, but erotically straight.")

I was incredibly impressed by her story and her passion for giving voice to these often overlooked children of GLBT parents and the challenges they face. I also learned a bit about what kids go through because of outward homophobia in our culture, or just because of the expectations that others place on them.

If you know someone who is GLBT/queer/what-have-you and is raising kids, I'd recommend this book. I think it's also just great reading if you want to learn about what it's like to have a gay mom or dad. There's important information and analysis, as well as a beautiful personal story. I only just started reading it today, but if the book is anything like the talk I heard, you will be enlightened and challenged by this strong and amazing woman. Check it out!


  1. I love it when our straight allies come out and speak out. Cool. Sounds like it was a great talk.

  2. Oh, and I would post what I am currently reading, but I don't want to offend anyone.