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Financial Aid for Gay and Lesbian Students and Children of Same Sex Couples|
|Date:||October 16th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)|| |
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.