Father’s Day With Soon-Yi’s Husband
JPod says that this tweet by Ronan Farrow, the only biological child of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, might be “the reason Twitter was created.” I’ll say!
Happy father’s day — or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) June 17, 2012
UPDATE: How did I miss this Happy Father’s Day message from, naturally, The New York Times? Excerpt:
Even as an adult, even having come to terms with my sexuality, even having decided – after much searching, and periods of being an atheist and an agnostic – that God had made me as I am, somewhere I still felt that being denied fatherhood was punishment for being gay.
Then came the revolution. Scientific advances outraced laws (and conservatives’ imaginations), and surrogacy provided a route to parenthood that was unthinkable when my generation of gay men was picturing our futures. Even in deep red states where adoption by lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people can be impossible, surrogacy is usually unregulated and often practiced.
When I turned 40 I decided it was time. By then surrogacy was so en vogue among those who could afford it – gay and straight alike – that I knew that was the route I wanted to take. My partner wanted to have children, too, but he was younger than I was and he had not decided at that point, as I had, that he would have children, no matter what.
Is there any holiday on which the Times cannot and will not find a gay angle? You watch: when Arbor Day rolls around, they’re going to publish “Queering the Sugar Maples,” or “I’m a Gay Lumberjack, And That’s Okay.”