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How to Make a 'Pro-Family' Quilt

by Jeremy Hooper

We get bored. When that happens, we decide to do things like make a collage of all of those happy, smiling family images that are commonly used by "pro-marriage" and "pro-family" groups to marginalize our lives and loves:


Now, our first thought upon seeing this: Our business idea, Stock Photos of Smiling Hetero-Only Families R Us, would surely be a booming success. However, after stifling our capitalistic desires, we can't help but think of how offensive it is that our opposition thinks this is the sort of imagery that is most fitting to illustrate their campaigns to ban same-sex marriage, oppose gay-centric protections, or just generally keep LGBT folks viewed as "lesser than." After all, heterosexual families are the ones least affected by these groups' measures and practices! We aren't trying to stifle any of the above smiles; we are merely seeking to join them!

But hey, who can blame the groups who call themselves "pro-family" for using pics like those we have cobbled together? An image of a sullen gay couple who has just learned that their fellow citizens have voted against their equality -- which would most accurately detail the repercussions of these groups' true work -- is just not as marketable a picture.

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Your thoughts

So is it just me, or do they also not like multiracial heterosexual families?

Posted by: jeem | Mar 28, 2007 11:34:33 AM

Well, I guess we must be less-than, since the President says so.

Posted by: janno | Apr 26, 2007 6:50:35 PM

I'v Seen Better Tbh,, But Still Beautifull All & All :)

Posted by: | Feb 20, 2009 9:58:59 AM

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