Denise Shick

Denise Shick

My biggest concern at age nine was how to keep my daddy’s secret, the one he revealed to me as we sat alone on a hill near our home. In a sense, I lost my dad that day, when he told me he wanted to become a woman. As I tried to process that revelation, he blindsided...
Melody

Melody

Exploring yourself is never an easy topic to wrestle with and explain to others. I had a pretty normal childhood, I guess. We moved a lot and I was an only child. My parents were married for 20 years and then at the age of 15, my mother decided the marriage was over....
Cassie

Cassie

My parents divorced when I was in elementary school.  But I was still surprised when my mom told me that she had fallen in love with a woman.  I got over it pretty quickly.  I knew her partner because she and my mom had been friends for a couple years already. It was...
Robert Oscar Lopez

Robert Oscar Lopez

Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high...
Millie Fontana

Millie Fontana

I am a donor-conceived child of lesbian parents. I stand here with the support of all three of my parents. This is a testimony that it is, safe to say, unheard of because nobody wants to hear about the other side of the rainbow. . . Growing up, I wanted a...