gay parent, closet, out, confidence, family structure, peers, friends, two moms, donors, two dads, normal
Bev: They, um, they understood the structure of their family, they were quite comfortable with the structure of their family, and I remember when they were quite little asking my son um, you know, do you feel, you know, how d’you feel about having two mums, and he said well, he felt sorry for the little boy next door, because he had a mum and a dad but no sister.
Bev: So, again, they know lots of people who have two mums, who have, um, known donors as dads, uh, they know, uh, kids who have two dads. Um, this is normal. This is--and in some ways, a lot of the kids were quite jealous of them having two mums. Which was quite funny, um, to demonstrate.
Tara: A little bit.
Bev: So this is completely and utterly normal. And I think what’s most important is if you are a gay parent, you can’t be in the closet. This has to be okay. You can’t tell your kids, ‘don’t mention your other mother’.
Bev: You have to be out, you have to be confident, and you don’t have to be ashamed about who you are.