When Drew and I first met with our surrogacy agency, they called us “pioneers”. We laughed about it, unable to see much connection between us and, say, Davy Crockett.
I’ve been working on a blog post about the reactions we’ve received as a gay family in Los Angeles. Sometimes, we have trouble explaining our family to people, but overall, we still don’t feel like pioneers.
Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine published this essay, titled “O Pioneers!” It’s written by a man who grew up in the suburbs in the early 80s with two lesbian moms.
It’s a great read, and if anyone’s earned the “pioneer” title, it’s the author and his family. If I’m able to see the humor in our family’s situation, it’s largely due to families like his, who’ve only found their laughs in retrospect.
I’m going to put my post up tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the NYT essay.