Gay Parents June 26, 2007 1:16 AM
Gay Couples Parent Just Like Everybody Else
Written by geri
Monday, 05 June 2006
Hearing the voices recently insisting that it is best for a child to grow up with one father and one mother reminds me of a powerful documentary that aired this January on MTV called, I Have Gay Parents. Part of the ThinkMTV series entitled True Life, I Have Gay Parents follows three teens through their every day lives in a riveting look at what it means to have gay parents.
Hope is an adopted dark-skinned girl growing up on Staten Island with two white dads. She is preparing to leave for Wellesley College and her dads are shown fussing and worrying about her needs and desires (in one case, her yen for a tattoo — about which they are not happy). They obviously care deeply about her and are having a difficult time letting their chick leave the nest.
Aidan's story was more suspenseful as she was trying out for the position of drum major at her conservative high school in Richmond, VA. . .
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