Do We Even Know Any Gay People?

by
Abby Zimet

Anyone with kids who ask questions - are there any who don't? - has
probably learned that finding the language to explain a complex issue
to, say, a seven-year-old is a fine lesson in clarification, for you
and them. Here, as elsewhere, the personal is political, and real. From
Overheard in Portland, a local blog.

Discussing Gay Marriage With a Ten-Year-Old:

Kid: "Do we even know any gay people?"

Mom: "Well, what about Nellie's dads?"

Kid, incredulous: "Nellie's dads are gay?!"

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