This season, supportive moms (and a few dads too!) have gathered to send a holiday message to all LGBTQ children, teens and young adults who are without family support and who would like a “stand-in Holiday Mom”–or 40! Knowing that not every parent is ready to accept her own LGBTQ child exactly as-is (as hard as this is for us to imagine), we have written to extend our love beyond that of our own family.
We are not celebrity moms. We are everyday moms from average, everyday homes. Many, but not all, have LGBTQ children of our own (hence, some moms use full names and photos, and some do not). Many, but not all, are straight. Some are single moms with little or no extended family, others are married with several children with large extended families. In other words, even the moms here represent diversity. The vast majority of us came together because we heard about the project, and have never met the founder or each other. The common bond we share is that we are so full of love and pride for our own children–LGBTQ and straight–we wanted to extend ourselves beyond our own families and do something more.
If you would like to get a daily message from US Thanksgiving, 2012 to New Years Day 2013, please sign up for our list (at the top right of our home page there is a form, or it may be at the bottom of your mobile device, and your email will never be shared or sold) so that a message can come to your inbox each day. Or simply check back for a new message each day if that is what works best for you.
We wish you a happy, love-filled Holiday Season!
With Love, Your 40 Moms