State Sues to Strip LGBTQ Parental Rights: Fighting for Love!

How it feels to struggle for parental love

James Finn
Nov 30, 2020 · 7 min read
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There’s a lot of love in this room

I watched Brent’s smile melt off his face as his eyes widened

Why!? I wanted to howl. What have we queer folks ever done to deserve you trying to hurt us like this?

The case manager started in with almost no preamble

Brent is all grown up now

LGBTQ familes face obstacles to love

What’s happening in Indiana is outrageous

I’m afraid of that too, but mostly I’m afraid of the implications of living in a society where the love of a parent for a child holds little value. How did we get to this dark place, and how do we climb out of it?

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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