Days after Gabriel Blau’s son Elijah was born, he and his husband were greeted by a female neighbor in the elevator of their New York City apartment building. “Your baby is so sweet,” the woman said, dotingly. “Do you know how to feed him?” Sure it was insulting, Blau tells me, but mostly, it was ridiculous.
C. Brian Smith of MEL Magazine wrote about an experience close to my heart: being a parent and being an activist every day. Like all minorities, LGBTQI parents live a life of activism in which how we are perceived and how our children and our families are understood are always being challenged. Read Brian’s article on gay dads and some of the conversation he and I had.