A Gay Uncle
While doing my daily scouring of all the finest gay blogs (the non- and mostly non-pornographic ones) at work, I came across a brief article on Joe.My.God. about a brand new book which is sure to get everyone all worked up. “My Uncle’s Wedding,” by Eric Ross, is for young children and is intended to explain same-sex marriage to kids without being preachy or heavy-handed. Instead, the colourful illustrations will appeal to the young and old alike.
I will probably end up buying this book, for the same reasons that I bought “The Boy in the Dress” or “Totally Joe.” While I am a bibliophile, I also enjoy indoctrinating my young relatives. Nieces and nephews exposed to my age-appropriate queer literature will be much more queer literate. At least I hope so. I hope that the presence of the gays in their entertainment and education will make it far less shocking that have them appear amongst their families and friends.