Friday, April 25, 2008

Probably Won't Find This First in the Baby Books...

Zee Baby went to her first Gay Pride Rally...




We went to a rally organized by the local high school here in support of gay rights and in honor of the Day of Silence.

Most importantly we wanted to support our friends' son who, as a Senior in high school, just came out. When I was in high school, I got all bitter about all of the things that happened to rhyme with 'Zube' and the fact that my classmates were literary geniuses (geniui?) in poetry. Booby, dooby, booty, you get the picture. Come to find out, I had it easy.

Anyway, I'd love for you all to send my friends' son some loving, supportive vibes right now...'cause those are the best kind. It might be nice if you expressed them here. I'm not one to beg for comments but sometimes when you do something hard it's nice to know that people are supporting you, out there thinking you're tough as shit and all...I should know. I'd like, if possible, to give him visible proof of just how much he rocks.

I want to thank him for speaking tonight at the rally. And for taking a step toward making the world my daughter grows up in a better, more accepting place. I want her to know that she'll be accepted for who she is, no matter who she loves, and without people like him today, that might not happen tomorrow.

Chris, I'm proud of you, kid.

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J said...

It's too bad that in this day and age, there are still "acceptable" prejudices. I think that gay people, especially teens, who come out and live their life openly, are some of the bravest people on Earth. It's terribly sad for the kids who have to hide their true selves just because some people can't handle it.

Virginia said...

My step daughter (who turned 13 yesterday, woohoo!) is currently exploring her sexuality. She thinks she may be gay, and has her first girlfriend.

Thank you, Chris, for being part of the solution to helping kids all over the country find their place!

Chickie said...

Way to go, Chris!

We've come a long way but we still have a long way to go, eh?

karen said...

We're lucky to live in an area where gay couples of both sexes are parents. It's not common but it's prevalent enough that our kids don't think anything of it. Parents, to them, are grownups with kids.

I'm glad your friends' son is brave enough to have come out! I wish him strength for the years to come and hope that our world will continue to grow in acceptance of all kinds of love.

Phil said...

Chris, major kudos to you for being proud of who you are, and for being willing to speak openly about it. Hopefully, someday, there won't need to be rallies for "gay rights"--a day when this country finally realizes that "gay rights" are the same as "people rights".

And kudos to you, too, Zube, for teaching Z-Girl from the get go about tolerance and acceptance. If every parent did that, we'd be able to wipe such discrimination out of existence within a generation.

PhilM
Echoes in a Nomad's Head

Nicky said...

Wow! Chris! You took a very big step. It is a shame that this is even a noticeable event. In this day and age, there should not even be second thoughts about ones sexual orientation. We should all be free to be ourselves and live life as we see fit.

Misguided Mommy said...

that is awesome you guys did that.

also, my last night rhymed really well with QUEEFER...high school was fun

Crazy Lady said...

It takes a lot of gutts to stand up!

Crazy Lady said...

WOO HOO! Love the new look!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you Chris!!!
We are thinking about you and supporting you all the way.
Take care kiddo and know that you have a whole cheerleading squad down here in HOTTTT Florida.
Miss you guys!

Becki (and the rest too)

Rich | Championable said...

As a card-carrying member of the HRC, I can only say: rock ON.

 

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