December 14, 2009

"Links In a Chain"

Here's a good reminder of the importance of historical perspective from QSaltLake:

Recently, I was interviewed by Seth Bracken, a promising young reporter with Utah State University’s student newspaper, for a story he was doing on gay male parents. I found his enthusiasm and desire to write a positive gay story refreshing.

As we talked, it became clear to me how different our lives were as gay men. No, not because I have kids and he doesn’t. Not because he and his boyfriend probably go dancing on Friday nights while I’m sitting on the couch watching a Disney flick with the boys.

No, our lives are different because at literally half my age, Seth’s experiences are shaped by four decades of gay and lesbian rights.

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