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October 15th, 2011
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Financial Aid for Gay and Lesbian Students and Children of Same Sex Couples

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From:mofic
Date:October 16th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
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i am always impressed that people manage to do it on their own. i can't imagine i'd have it in me!

Well, as I said, I don't think it would even be possible in many times and places. Plus I had a lot of (in fact, too much) adult responsibility as a teen, because my parents were very much in decline. It was not a good thing; I would not want my kids having that much responsibility for home and younger sibs and so on. However, the upside was that I had a lot of adult skills already I could draw on.

what annoyed the hell out of me w that article was the last line. I meant to mention that and forgot to. I don't think he's saying that at all, but I think it was badly written or badly edited and it sounds like that. But he was being asked about the FAFSA and probably had no idea that the article was also covering gay kids.

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From:tellinellen
Date:October 16th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Good point! You're probably absolutely right.
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From:tellinellen
Date:October 16th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Ps my above comment was about the editing. Re the time and place, you're right there but still, although its something you shouldn't have had to do, it's impressive and something to be proud of that you did :)
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From:mofic
Date:October 16th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I am proud I was able to do it. Thanks, Ellen.

It was actually the loss of family that was harder than the loss of financial support. I felt so alone at the time! My parents insisted that none of the extended family have any contact with me and, other than my grandfather, they all complied at first.

So it has been really heartening that so many relatives were able to stand up to my parents more and more over the years. A number of them have included us in so many family events, even knowing that doing so meant my parents would not attend. It's been great that my children have been able to know their aunts, uncles, and cousins - it's something I thought I'd never be able to give them way back then.

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