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What will it take for us, as families, to be honest this holiday season? To talk, openly and lovingly, about the issues that scare us? How can we create families where everyone is free to participate fully, to share their loves and losses, and really know each other?
My mom's revelation got me to pondering: Who were the other lesbians in my growing-up years, closeted and hidden? Some I had already guessed at, but the two women who ran the summer camp I attended were foremost in my memory.