Dr. Tony Zimbardi, PsyD, LMFT
Author of : Forever Dads
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Another kind of Pride
Southern California Pride season usually opens in May with Long Beach
Pride and ends in November, in Palm Springs. Well, Antonio and I haven’t
made it to a single pride event so far this year; and it isn’t looking
good for the rest. Truth be told, we didn’t make any last year either.
I wonder, as the first generation of gay men and women to grow up out
of the closet, if after 25 years of rainbow flags, coffee mugs, mesh tank
tops, leather Teddy Bears and disco dance tents, perhaps we aren’t
simply becoming anesthetized to any sense of our own gay pride—or
could we simply be evolving?
Antonio and I are probably the only two gay men in Los Angeles who have
never owned an SUV. Now however, with our planning on adopting two kids,
suddenly an SUV feels like a practicality rather than a gay fashion statement.
We walk through the lot with a very straight-looking, more likely than
not, “hetero,” Latino car salesman; and he asks Antonio, “So
what makes you think an SUV might be right for you?”
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