Yes, it's mangled, but I don't speak French.
Met Abigail Garner last night at her reading/signing, which was nice, because I very rarely hang out with high femmes, and. . .
No, no one is going to get that. Never mind.
And the poor dear did Mancow's show while she was in town. She's suffered enough, I think.
For those of you in Madison, today's appearance schedule thingee:
April 15, Thursday
600 Williamson Street
For those of you not into that whole clicking of links thing and wondering who I'm babbling about, I can do her (store-announced) bio from memory, after hearing it several times in Border's last night. Although the official one doesn't start off with <Movie Announcer Voice>In a world. . .</Movie Announcer Voice>. But it really should have.
Of course, the reading started on Lesbian Standard Time (ok, last time, I swear), but I'm figuring the Samuel Delany lecture today will kick off promptly at 4:30. So I should probably leave a wee bit more time to get there and find a seat and stuff. . .
Want to know more? See also: Washington Blade Online: All in the family - Abigail Garner, whose father is gay, explores what life is like for children with gay parents in her new book, ‘Families Like Mine.’
And with a title that long, who needs an excer-- oh, all right:
HER PREMISE IS THIS: Children with gay parents feel like they must defy the world’s negative expectation of them by being perfect, loving their gay parents absolutely, and by not being gay. It’s enough to cause you to pity the poor babies in strollers at Pride parades.
“Because of our cultural assumption that gay people make bad parents, we need to have a conversation about what it’s like to grow up with gay parents,” Garner said. “Being gay is not an obstacle to having normal kids, but every gay parent is not going to be a good parent.”
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You know, I don't think I've ever done a caption contest around here. . .