Monday, June 16, 2008

Mass. Governor Stands Behind Gay Daughter


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, wife Diane and daughter Katherine marched in Boston's Gay Pride parade on Saturday. Eighteen year old Katherine recently announced to her family that she's a lesbian. Luckily for Katherine, her family is standing proudly behind her!

Katherine's courage is commendable. As the child of a very public family, there will be a lot of attention placed upon her and much of it could be negative. That her family is supporting her so wholeheartedly makes me feel very proud to live in Massachusetts.

Katherine Patrick will be a freshman at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, a very progressive town in my beloved Happy Valley.

15 comments:

  1. you have an interracial couple supporting their lesbian daughter- and they are the leaders of a state. to me- that is much good news all in one family ;)

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  2. i think it's amazingly wonderful. i wish my state was more kind and just.

    love is wonderful

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  3. how wonderful! and how hopeful!

    just 48 more states to go

    I'm right now watching interviews with some couples getting ready to be married in CA. and it makes my heart soar

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  4. I'm so happy we have a democratic governor and a really liberal one at that!

    Betmo, Sherry, Bear and Dianne,

    Thank you all for commenting and keeping this cause in mind.

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  5. This story lightens the heart!

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  6. I'm glad to hear about this. It didn't make the news in my backwards south TX city.

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  7. DCup: It does, doesn't it? Supergirl One and I were delighted.

    Jan: Welcome! I'm glad you had a chance to read the Patrick story. It made us smile around here.

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  8. I've always loved Deval Patrick, but this is just icing on the cake- the stories I've read about Katherine's support from her family make me tear up! My only gripe is that she is to be a Smithie... Oh, for shame! ;)

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  9. Supergirl: you crack me up.

    For clarification: Smith and Mount Holyoke (where SG1 is a going to be a senior) are "rival" women's schools.
    (rolling eyes)

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  10. What wonderful news. After all, this is what family is all about isn't it?

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  11. I love open-minded parents.

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  12. She's just one more cool chicka for our extra-cool Valley.

    Welcome, Katherine!

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  13. I had a favorable impression of Deval Patrick before this. Now, I'm glad to see that he is living up to it.

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  14. I'm too old.

    She looks like a street walker. Why do young girls have to go around got up like SEX all the time? They are plenty alluring enough without tarting up.

    Just saw a piece yesterday about young men taking Viagra... probably just to be outrageous... but I think there is really something to Naomi Wolf's theory of too much exposure to stimuli making it harder to be stimulated at all.

    I don't think it's just that I'm a fuddy-duddy.

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