Are you wearing purple today? If not, you should be. I am – Purple shirt, purple jacket and purple shoes…Why, you ask? Because of homophobic abuse suffered at the hands of bullies and the resulting suicides that continue to take place:
“On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the seven gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months, many of them due to homophobic abuse in their homes or at their schools,” Brittany McMillan said. “Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.” Using her account, McMillan was able to spread her request with chain-letter like speed.
So, I ask that you spread the word and go home and change!
And, don’t forget forget tomorrow’s Surrogacy Lawyer Radio Show: Your Guide for IVF & Third Party Family Building at 11AM PST/2PM EST
The Surrogacy Lawyer invites you to join her for an informative discussion on surrogacy on the Thursday, October 21st episode of The Surrogacy Lawyer: Your Guide to IVF and Third Party Reproduction at 11AM PST/2PM EST where she will interview Sharon LaMothe, a former gestational surrogate and author of the upcoming book Surrogacy Helps a Family Grow, and Tracy Armato, program director of Conceptual Options and past surrogate.
When a woman decides to become a surrogate mother, she will have many conversations: with members of the surrogacy agency team, the intended parents, the medical and legal professionals and with her spouse or partner. But one of the most important conversations she will have is with her children. “As The Surrogacy Lawyer and founder of a surrogacy and egg donation agency, I am excited about this new tool to help surrogate mothers talk to their children about the amazing gift they are giving another set of parents,“ says attorney Erickson. “Having open and honest conversations about third party reproduction is essential. I look forward to advancing the conversation about this important topic.”