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Family: It Shouldn’t Be This Difficult

My Queer Family Started Later in Life

Photo by Kevin Delvecchio on Unsplash

I’m floating in a tiny inflatable raft just off the coast of Florida. A yacht full of modern-day pirates transporting illegal drugs firing automatic weapons is barreling towards me. I’m being circled by hungry reef sharks who menace my flimsy raft with their carnivorous teeth every so often. The sky has turned black, and the waves are…




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Jericho Turnpike

Jericho Turnpike

Former Air Force staff sergeant, learning disabilities specialist, high school assistant principal, special education director, and husband. Gay dad of three.

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