Family Day 2014

My family in England, c. 1995? I’m on the right.

Being part of the LGBTQ community, I’m aware that many of us have lost our families. Too many times, when we’ve “come out” we’ve been told we’re not worthy of acceptance. We understand that such happens in far distant lands… like Arkansas or New York… but it still happens here in Ontario. In Toronto.

Another search brought up an interesting article from a couple of weeks ago: Chinese New Year at an “old folks home” (Daily News, 2014), where the residents were waiting and hoping for visitors to come by and celebrate with them. Next year, I think that might be the kind of thing I do on Family Day. After all, in once sense we’re all one big human family. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the kind of thing we celebrate on days like today.

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