Send gaybies like Daphne to camp!

26 Feb

D in the sunDaphne is a little too young for summer camp. But when she turns eight, she will have a place to go where she can meet kids from other families like hers. A place where she can chase bugs, jump in the lake and giggle in a cabin at night with other “gaybies.” Because Caitlyn and I will do everything in our power to protect her from bullying and homophobia. But whether we like it or not, Daphne will spend her lifetime answering questions about the nature of her family. At Camp Ten Oaks, she will get to spend a week in a place where everyone else “gets it.” She’ll be able to let down her guard in a place where her family is not the exception to the rule.

I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Ten Oaks. I’m doing it for Daphne and all of the other kids from LGBT families. This is an organization I believe in and to which I am willing to devote my time, energy and passion.

Support our team in the Camp Ten Oaks Bowlathon and help kids like Daphne have the best week of their lives.

2 Responses to “Send gaybies like Daphne to camp!”

  1. Mandi March 31, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    Our son is currently 10 months old and being raised in a heterosexual household. However, we socialize with families of any kind…and don’t see any need in teaching him that a mom and dad are the only acceptable parents. Don’t you think that this generation is more inclusive and really believes that people should be who they are? I don’t know if it’s a good idea to separate the “gaybies” (as you call them), as it only serves to teach them that they are different and should feel that way.
    I understand the fear that exists in our generation – inclusion and acceptance are a modern concept – but I also think that it is unfounded. The next generation is being raised to ACCEPT and INCLUDE. Separating the children of different family types only serves to perpetuate the segregation and feeling of difference.

    • Queer Femme Mama March 31, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

      If you talk to kids from LGBT families, you will find out that they really value having one week per year where they can hang out with other kids who have families that are a bit like their own. They live in the heterosexist world for the other 51 weeks per year.

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