By Brandy Black
Believe it or not last year was the first time that we really explained what gay and gay pride was to our 3 children. It wasn’t that we were waiting for any particular reason, the topic just never came up. Then one day our kids asked us “what does gay mean” and the conversations grew from there. This year we are considering taking our children to the gay pride parade for the first time. It is important to us that they learn what there is to be proud of and what their moms’ history is really all about but it does make me apprehensive to think that we will also have to explain the haters to them. They are aware that there are people in the world that don’t believe families like ours should exist but I don’t think they realize that there are people that live in our very city that don’t support our family. When I consider the careful words I would choose to explain how it could be possible that people in our county, our state and our city actually feel this way, it is heartbreaking to to think about. We came so far a couple years back and now with the announcement of the Supreme Court ruling in support of the Colorado baker in the same sex wedding cake case, it just feels like we moved 10 steps back. Now more than ever our community needs to stand strong and proud. In our family, with young kids, we take baby steps. We bake pride cakes and we celebrate happiness and joy. The conversations of struggle will come soon enough. Here is one of our latest vlogs, in case you missed it.