However you feel about labels, hopefully we can agree that they can be useful tools. They help us access the vocabulary we crave to have productive, inclusive conversations about ourselves and across differences
After seeing Bruce Jenner's outstanding interview last night with Diane Sawyer, I felt so tightly locked on to some of the things he said that I couldn't shake the feeling of pure truth in his words. I related to that truth in my own life's experience.
There was never any discussion about the married status of these biblical people. It was simply assumed that they were all straight, just like my family: a mom and dad, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
As Rachel writes about her 6 year-old, she realized with horror that "the two words I most commonly spoke to my little lover of life were: 'Hurry up.'" It's a moving reminder to not let our lives pass us by, and a joyful account of how it is possible to change our lives for the better.