An exploration of what it means to be Married, Mormon, . . . and Gay
I had a friend who was a gay Episcopal priest. He came from a family of seven children, ALL of whom were gay.He was pretty late in the ranking, number 5 of 6, so by the time he came out, the response was just, sort of, "*Yawn*, so what else is new?"That family could be poster children from Coming Out Insurance. Can you imagine those poor parents? The only heterosexuals in the whole family.
Oh, those poor parents. The dance lessons alone would be enough to put them into debt, not to mention the monthly bill from Abercrombie and Fitch.Although, family reunions must be interesting ...
Well, to be honest, I actually think I've cost my parents FAR less than my heterosexual siblings.My sister (who, granted, married outside of the Church) had a traditional Greek wedding, and you really, really don't want to know how much that cost. It was in the five digits.My partner and I got married for $800, which included rings, our hand-made invitations, our wedding outfits (purchased at a discount from a gay-friendly Nigerian), our potluck reception, free use of the Lutheran Campus Ministry building (where I was on staff at the time), and flowers donated by a florist friend of Göran's. And none of this cost our parents a dime (except for their travel expenses).
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