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Gays Died on 9/11, Too.

We swore on all things unpatriotic, unholy and wholly rational that we wouldn’t write about 9/11 – aka the day that wouldn’t die – but we think GMA this anecdote’s sweet. Sad, yes, but it’s kind of a big ‘fuck you’ to folk who shit on gay parenting:

Daniel Brandhorst and Ronald Gamboa were a gay couple that had adopted a newborn baby named David. Active in their Catholic church, every Sunday morning at Mass, the Brandhorst-Gamboa family were the epicenter for all the other families with parents, gay and straight.

“They were really the glue, the centerpiece of the parents, the leaders if you will, of the group of us,” family friend Mary Walton said.

And Dan and Ron seemed to have all the tricks for handling a toddler in church.

“They had everything, whatever you needed, whether it’s treats or diapers. Mothers would go ‘We learned so much from them.'”

Unfortunately, the boys and their knowledge went down on Flight 175, which hit Tower 2. Shitty.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 11, 2007
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  • 3 Comments
    • girzok
      girzok

      I had the pleasure of knowing these two wonderful people and their beautiful child. Ron, Daniel, and David, you are in my thoughts.

      Sep 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Your’re right. We have to resist the inclination to look the other way when bigots ry to write us out of history or ignore our contributions and struggles. This is our country and has been since we joined our freinds on Bunker hill and kicked Brit ass.

      Sep 11, 2007 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • eireapparent
      eireapparent

      Amen, Bill.

      Sep 12, 2007 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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