I run this kind of post every now and again to remind people with gay parents that they are not the only ones. When I was a kid I was sure I was the only child, not including my brother, who had a gay parent.
There were no television show about mixed orientation marriages or gays with children. As far as I knew gays couldn’t have kids, because they couldn’t get married. I was a little naive.
Growing up watching shows like The Brady Bunch, which set the standard for well adjusted families, it would have been nice if Robert Reed had been out or if I had known he was closeted. Of course if a 10 year old girl from Minnesota knew Robert Reed was gay it’s a sure bet everyone else would have too.
Of course we all know Melissa Etheridge is gay and a parent. She has had two highly publicized partnerships and when it was revealed who the sperm donor was of her children it got plenty of press.
Judy Garland’s father was gay though I never knew that until I was much older.
Today celebrities who are gay and have children aren’t big news. Which is as it should be. But it is nice to know there are many gay parents out there, celebrity or not, who are raising healthy and happy kids
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