Mabel officiated a princess wedding earlier this afternoon. She’s only 3 years old and she gets it. Not sure why those other fools can’t get on board.
This would be much cooler if the company’s URL was in the post….
So I googled that shit and here it is!
Cameron Myers Milne is an 11-year-old girl from North Carolina who has two moms. When she heard about the Supreme Court cases considering the constitutionality of Prop 8 and DOMA, she was moved to write a letter to President Obama and all nine justices on the Supreme Court.
Not only did Cameron receive a written response from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, but she was also invited to the White House for the annual Easter celebration. An LGBT liaison with the White House also contacted her after receiving word of the letter.
Here’s her full letter:
My name is Cameron. I am eleven years old and I am currently in the 6th grade [in North Carolina]. I am the daughter of Susan and Sheila. I watched President Obama’s inauguration speech today and my parents pointed you out to me. They informed me that although President Obama is leading the fight for my parents to be treated equally, you and the other justices will be making very important decisions in the next few months. I know you are busy, but I hope you have time to read this letter.
My parents have been together for 26 years. They took me to New York on their 25th anniversary so that they could be legally married. I was so happy for them. They are the best parents a kid could ask for and I love them so much. I would like to see their marriage recognized here in our home state. Please look at our photos and think of us when you make decisions based on gay rights. We are a family. I am very proud of my parents and I hope you understand how your decision will affect my family.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of kids of gay parents, I can tell you that I am doing great. I am so loved. Everyone I know tells me I am such a lucky kid. My parents are my life. They quiz me before tests and make sure that I am doing well in school. I was the top student in my class last year and have made Headmaster’s List every 6 weeks. I play travel soccer and I am currently trying out for the Olympic Development Program which means they dedicate most of their weekends to traveling all over the state so that I can compete against other teams. I also play tennis. A couple of years ago I collected 200 soccer balls and sent them to Liberia for kids who do not have soccer balls. I have many good friends who love my parents. I have never been teased. I think things are going very well. Thank you for your time.
Okay, this is amazing. I will vote for her for president in 30 or 40 years without hesitation.
This is the story of a mom teaching her 8-year-old gay son about Harvey Milk — or, rather, the two of them learning together.
Amelia’s son was assigned to do a presentation for his second-grade class about a civil rights leader, and he chose Harvey Milk. In her excitement about his ability to express himself and learn about someone so important, she forgot that Milk’s history was a painful one to revisit.
But together they worked through it, and the most important lessons shone through to the class too:
The students spent the first part of their day writing out their essays, then the second half reading them to the class. When it was my son’s turn, he chose not to read but simply to tell his class what he had learned. He told his class that Harvey Milk was gay and fought for the rights of gay people. He explained to his class about what it meant to be “in the closet” and why it wasn’t good. He told them about how Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were shot by Dan White, and how the city rioted when White was not convicted of murder. And he told them that President Obama presented Harvey Milk’s nephew with “the highest award in the land” (aka the National Medal of Freedom).
The other students had never heard of Harvey Milk. They were engaged in what my son had to say. They listened and then started asking questions and expressing their disbelief. They had the same questions that my son had asked me: Why would people hide being gay? Why did people think being gay was bad? What were Twinkies? My kid answered all the questions like a pro.
When I talked to my kid after school, he was elated. The report had gone very well, and everyone had loved it. Later I got a call from his teacher telling me all the details. She was thrilled, and so was I.
I don’t usually post much this late at night, but this was too beautiful not to share. I hope it enriches your week like it has mine. “You gotta give ‘em hope!”
The first LGBT-inclusive Jewish children’s book features a boy who picks a Purim costume with the help of his two dads.
The Purim Superhero is being published in conjunction with Keshet, a Jewish LGBT advocacy organization, and through Minneapolis’s Kar-Ben Publishing.
According to Keshet, the book is the winner of the organization’s national book-writing contest. “We’re so proud to have played such a key role in the publication of this book,” the organization announced on its website, calling The Purim Superhero “the first LGBTinclusive Jewish children’s book in English.”
Author and illustrator Elisabeth Kushner is currently on a book tour throughout the US.
“Purim is very much about ‘coming out’ as yourself – Esther is a great example of someone who comes out of the closet for a good cause – and I thought that would be a good setting for a book about a kid with gay parents.”
This is the face I would make whenever my teachers caught me “collaborating”
When Winnipeg Compliance Officer Rikki Marie-Josée Dubois transitioned at age 45, she had no problem explaining to her teenage children that she is transgender. She did wonder, though, how she would have explained her transition if her children were younger.
To help other parents navigate this issue, she wrote a children’s book. “Muffy Was Fluffy” tells the story of a cat who realizes she’s more like a dog, and who decides she must become a dog in order to be happy.
Dubois said she wrote the book not only to help children understand the gender change of adults in their lives, but also to let children who may suffer from gender dysophoria know they are not alone.
It would help people understand, to see that we are just normal people,” said Dubois. “If you take away the mystery, they understand.
“I don’t plan on being rich from this. It was mostly to educate and get the story out. It’s to help the children.”
Thoughts? Trans* and non-binary friends, do you think this approach would be effective and accurate for young kids?
Synchronized swinging and an awesome father-daughter moment
My god can I please do this with my daughter one day
Pop and Daddy. This is great.