Look, I’m no spokesperson for the entire gay community. But I can say with a great amount of confidence that it’s not nearly as rude or inappropriate as some of you might think to ask certain questions about the “hows” of gay family planning.
Sure, family planning teeters on the line of personal information – which is why I think so many people are hesitant to inquire – but if there’s one thing we gays have learned over the years, it’s that misinformation is dangerous and often leads to further stereotypes, judgement, and hateful laws based on ignorance and fear. And none of us want that.
Since we currently live in the most vocal time in history for gay rights, we have a duty to help stop the ignorance and answer the questions. We need to be part of the process that leads to better understanding and that lessens the alienating idea that gays are “the other.” Because, really, we’re no different than those math problems in which there exist numerous methods to get to the final answer. Gay family planning is just another way to complete the equation. At the end of the day, regardless of the method, the answer is the same: Loving families.
So here are 7 questions that are Gay-OK!
Check them out after the jump.
Being a gay woman, the list of questions here is geared toward my personal experiences. I would no sooner attempt to answer questions regarding gay-male families than I would regarding straight parenthood or foster parenthood. If there was a question you were hoping to find on this list, and are wondering if it’s OK to ask or not, leave it in the comments and I’ll address it for you!
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