The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA
I am not exactly sure where I read about this book but the topic drew me in. When our kids were in K-12, the school had an annual event called Love Makes A Family. It was always one of my favorite community events. Kids would write about their families and pair it with a photo and each of these stories would be hung on the walls throughout the school. Their school embraced and accepted everyone and anyone period and that is one of the main things that I always applauded. Kids embraced their sexuality from a young age and everyone around them embraced it too.
Gabriela Herman shares the stories and photos of children who grew up with gay parents by creating this book, The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA. Just like all of us, they each have different stories about their families. Some of them had their parents come out later, some of them never felt comfortable, others were insanely comfortable and some identified as gay themselves. Everyone’s perspective is completely different as it is for every child.
I will read their stories again and again. It is an extremely powerful book and I just love it.