WASHINGTON -- Thousands of children braved chilly rain Monday to take part in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn.
About 100 gay and lesbian couples wearing rainbow-colored leis said they wanted to give their children an opportunity to have fun while making a political statement that they should be welcome at such an event. ''We just wanted to come out to be visible and present and to let people see we are families, too,'' said Alisa Surkis, 42, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as 3-year-old-daughter Ella clamored for her partner, Colleen Gillespie, to take her over to see the Easter Bunny.
When I read those wonderful words last weekend, I was struck by how thoughtful and open-minded gay families are compared to heterocentric ones. By using their own children as weapons in the war against the Christian Right, same-sex couples make the world a better place for all of us. Hetero couples, on the other hand, procreate for purely selfish reasons and their offspring serve no political purpose whatsoever.
If only all the babies of the world had gay mommies and daddies. But mother nature is a cold-hearted bitch, and out of pure spite she made it a cinch for heterosexuals to reproduce and practically impossible for same-sex couples to do so. Spermatoza doesn’t grow on trees, you know. You have to put an ad in the paper, or catch David Crosby during one of his infrequent lucid spells. It's even more difficult for male-male couples to conceive a living, breathing political statement of their own.
That’s why I’ve decided to give something back to the gay community for all the hardship they suffer. Introducing a new addition to Liberal Larry’s Fair Trade Gift Shop, the Gaybeez® line of clothing for the children of gay couples. By plastering messages of gay pride all over their toddlers, gay parents can now get twice the political juice from one kid.