‘Woman raised by two lesbian parents speaks out: I missed my Dad’

March 23, 2015

Barwick, HeatherVia Wintery Knight (whence title above), a great short piece at the Federalist by Heather Barwick: “Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting”

Do you remember that book, “Heather Has Two Mommies”? That was my life. My mom, her partner, and I lived in a cozy little house in the ‘burbs of a very liberal and open-minded area. Her partner treated me as if I was her own daughter. . . .

Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost.

. . . There were times I felt so angry with my dad for not being there for me, and then times I felt angry with myself for even wanting a father to begin with. . . .

Read the whole thing.

Wintery Knight discusses further.

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One Response to “‘Woman raised by two lesbian parents speaks out: I missed my Dad’”


  1. I can see where the daughter is coming from. The problem with her logic is that the Father effectively disowned her, chose not to be a part of her life of his own volition. She is deciding to blame her biological mother and stepmother for this, instead of the Father who abandoned her. Now, if there had been an artificial insemination, this would likely not have been an issue. One area where her logic is flawed is that by making being gay seen as illegal, you are essentially making biology and genetics illegal. Gays are the way they are due to gay genes and just being that way biologically.


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