WE ARE FAMILY
I would like to recommend to you, with pleasure and enthusiasm, the “We Are Family — Marriage and Family for Homosexual Couples Too” campaign. As the daughter of a lesbian mother, I can raise my guitar-playing, song-writing, child-rearing hand to attest that something very good indeed can come from children in “non-standard families.” Fairly jolly artists, for example, but also most definitely something more civic-minded, if that concerns you. For my part, I’m happy and grateful for everything I learned long ago through this, my family situation: inward and outward flexibility, above all. Understanding in exceptional circumstances. A rather courageous familiarity with limits and with dreams. And a knowledge, absorbed from infancy onward, that there are many paths to happiness. Along with that came a few quirks and tics, free of charge, just like in any family, as well as a little baggage that I take with self-composure. On the whole, not the worst toolkit for a joyful, rule-breaking life in a world that, in any event, doesn’t follow many rules.
So just click here, see whether and how you would like to help (for example, by simply “liking” on Facebook)–and, if you want to, pass it along.
There’s more information on this topic at the website of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Germany: http://lsvd.de
And for people who want to read up on it, there are illuminating articles on the subject here (all in German though):