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Zach Wahls Helps Michigan Lesbian Realize She Could Be A Mom

[There was] good energy [and a] great turnout—laughter at my jokes but solemn silence as I explained the struggles of early adolescence—[and] a standing ovation when I finished. After the Q&A and after the mingling, there was only one person left: a young woman my age, who had waited patiently through it all. We’d exceeded our time limit in the auditorium, so we made our way to the lobby, and she explained that she had ‘recently come to terms with the fact that [she was] a homosexual.’

Now it was my turn to be shocked. I had never heard someone refer to herself like that. But I simply nodded.

She took a deep breath, trembling, trying to maintain her composure. ‘I always knew I had been different,’ she said. ‘Since I was a little girl, even. And I thought for the longest time I’d never be able to have children—was told I couldn’t. But after listening to you tonight I…’ she trailed off, looking away. I realize in retrospect that she simply couldn’t believe she was able to say she was about to tell me. ‘I can be a mom.’ We hugged for a long time—I’ll never forget the look on her face.”

LGBT activist and author of My Two Moms Zach Wahls, describing an incident at a talk in central Michigan, during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session. Photo via ZachWahls.com

By:           Dan Avery
On:           May 2, 2012
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  • 7 Comments
    • R L Pete Housman
      R L Pete Housman

      Zach You are making a difference for all of US….Thank you.

      May 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      That is so great.

      May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      What a great story!

      Put that up against the fact that apparently Romney told Ralph Reed that he would push for an anti-gay constitutional amendment.

      http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/romney-promises-to-propose-constitutional-amendment-banning-gay-marriage/politics/2012/01/30/33774

      May 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • streetsmart
      streetsmart

      This is a truly amazing young man – with two moms who must be so very very proud. What a beautiful family.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mcflyer54
      Mcflyer54

      @zbviafsaf:
      Worthless unwanted spam for cheap knockoff garbage. Steer clear of this crap.

      May 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SixPackWallpapers
      SixPackWallpapers

      So proud of him !

      May 3, 2012 at 1:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      Still waiting on JASON to tell us how awful this person is for helping a woman.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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