This lovely post from Coming Out At Midlife was submitted as part of Blogging for LGBT Families Day. It reminds me that LGBT families are more than just parent(s) and kid(s); they are grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins; grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The author (who choses to remain anonymous) writes:
Grandmom and Bop are two women.
Bop is African American, in an otherwise brightly white family.
Macy’s family lives in a Southern state recognized for its conservative political views and traditional family values. . . .
But from the beginning, my daughter has always been accepting of us, and so has our wonderful son-in-law. I held my breath when Macy came along, wondering if parenthood would change how they felt about us. But that never happened. If anything, the bonds between us have grown stronger.
But I didn’t count on the other influences in Macy’s life, or if they would affect how she feels about her grandparents.
Go read the rest to see how this family has approached some of the challenges that came their way.
Happy weekend, all!