Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Love Makes A Family - ♥ Duh!

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With all the "joyous" weddings going on in New York { } I thought I'd re-post this.
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I would love to get this wonderful traveling display of photos presented at my children's school. We are fortunate to live in a very open community and my children attend a progressive school with an open mind and heart.
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Respect, tolerance and kindness are things we hold in very high regard.
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By educating people of all ages to recognize, support, and celebrate the full range of diversity helps reduce prejudice, stereotyping, and harassment of all people who are perceived to be "different" from the "norm."
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Love Makes a Family is a museum-quality traveling exhibit including photographs and interviews with families that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members. Through first-person accounts and positive images, this exhibit seeks to challenge and change damaging myths and stereotypes about LGBT people and their families. At the most basic level, Love Makes A Family combats homophobia by breaking silence and making the invisible visible. By encouraging people of all ages - beginning in early childhood - to affirm and appreciate diversity, this traveling rental exhibit contributes to the process of dismantling the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance, thereby making the world a safer place for all families.
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Designed for audiences of all ages.
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Elsasser-Robinson Family

"Our family life is a very traditional American one - early morning getting up, eating breakfast, getting dressed, making sure everyone has matching socks, getting the boys off to school, and then going to work. At night, it's homework and getting ready for bed. Michael and I have been class parents in Zach's and Justin's classes every single year. We could not imagine living without children. It's a wonderful experience to watch our boys develop and mature."

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Galluccio Family

This is the story of Jon and Michael Galluccio, two gay men living in New Jersey, who become foster parents to Adam, a premature baby born with AIDS virus and addicted to crack, heroin, marijuana and alcohol. While nursing Adam through the many medical emergencies of his first year and surviving the daily dramas that all new parents go through, they realize that this child, their son now, could be taken back from them at any time by the state, and they decide to try to legally adopt him._

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your Blog today - how appropriate that traveling exhibit will be - I hope the school will go for it.

Love, Nancy

Sabina said...

Hi Nancy,

I saw a documentary that presented this
exhibit to schools K-12 all over the country and was inspired!!!

Krissy said...

What a great idea for a traveling exhibit. Glad you posted this! Thanks for sharing it.

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

This is such a worthy project! Kudos to you!

Sabina said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I was so thrilled to learn of this exhibit.

:)

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