I just had to share a conversation Mike had with two young children at our booth:
Child: What kind of gay does that mean?
Mike: Well that is my husband over there. I am married to another man.
Child: Oh, so the love gay.
Mike: Yes. (Of course I was a bit overwhelmed by his statement. What a great way to explain gay.)
His sister: I thought you said you were from Colorado, isn't that illegal?
Mike: Yes, but in our eyes we are married.
Both kids: We think it is just stupid you can't get married. They need to change that.
What a great way to explain gay indeed! The first child had seen our cards and sign promoting The Gay Vegans. I still get a little teary eyed when I talk or write about this. It was just so cool. And their mother just smiled as the conversation was going on.
From Mike: What awesome kids. Taught me something. I love talking with children as they are so open and truthful.
The kids were in 4th or 5th grade.
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This post originally appeared on Dan Hanley's website The Gay Vegans. Republished with permission.