Change We Can Believe In

No, this post isn’t about Barack Obama. It’s about two dads raising
a child in Decatur, Georiga. Once a small town on the outskirts of
Atlanta, Decatur is now a bustling suburb of the Southeast’s
premier metropolitan area. Still, it is the South, and as a native
Georgian myself I know too well the kinds of obstacles LGBT people
can face there.

But in the 21st century, it’s not always doom and gloom.

Ken Manford
and Jeffrey Roach
moved to Decatur after spending years in
Dallas and New York. Their son is now in first grade a their local
elementary school. Ken and Jeffrey recently donated a diversity
book pack from Two Lives Publishing to their school, to the
attention of the principal, in honor of the first grade teachers.
(Two Lives Publishing manages our e-store A portion of their e-store book sales benefits
Family Equality Council.)

Ken and Jeffrey weren’t sure what kind of response to expect from
the school. They were astounded when Jackson’s teacher sent the
following note home:

Ken and Jeffrey took a chance and it turned out not only in their
favor, but in the favor of all the students, educators and family
members in Decatur, Georgia who will benefit from learning about
difference and acceptance through these books.

We can all take chances, each and every day, in our own ways–be
they “big” or “small”.

You might be surprised by the change you make.

A school teacher wrote a thank you note to gay dads for
contributing to the learning environment in her school. Now
that’s some change you can believe in.

(You can purchase your own diversity book pack from Two Lives
Publishing through the Family Equality Council e-store and support the work of Family Equality
Council at the same time! Check out the diversity book packs and
other LGBT family-friendly products today!)