24 June 2010

pride weekend

unfortunately (and fortunately), i will be on the road with the family traveling to balitmore & dc this weekend, so i will miss all the colorful and vibrant festivities at chicago's pride parade this weekend. (and i REALLY hope my kuya doesn't overdo it and end up on the front of the newspapers or on the 10 pm news. :O) )

anyway, i just saw this really inspiring story on angry asian man about two filipina moms, Shirley Tan and Jay Mercado, fighting to stay together and had to link/repost:

Two Moms Fight to Stay Together from Breakthrough on Vimeo.

"Shirley Tan came to the United States from the Philippines over two decades ago, fell in love and built a life with her partner Jay, giving birth to twin boys and becoming a full-time mom. The American dream, right? Not quite: On gay pride, watch two moms fight to stay together.

Now, she faces the biggest challenge of her life as she fights to stay in the United States, basically made helpless by laws that don't allow gay and lesbian couples to sponsor their partners. Watch the video above for their story, and find out more at Restore Fairness."

my heart absolutely breaks for situation that Shirley and Jay and their family find themselves in.... I really hope and pray they find a way to stay together.

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