To The Editor:
As the parent of a homosexual child, I feel compelled to challenge the ideas expressed in the July 23, 2001 “Letters” column.
Allow me to describe the so-called “illegitimate lifestyle” of my daughter.
She graduated from college 8 years ago and immediately secured full-time employment. In addition to working full time, she is attending graduate school on weekends and evenings and devoting many hours per week teaching disadvantaged teenagers creative writing and performance art as part of the community outreach program at her neighborhood church.
She has been in a loving, monogamous relationship for the past 6 years with the partner of her choice. She works, pays taxes, cooks, cleans, reads, parties, does laundry, rides the subway, shops and talks on the phone to friends. She has cranky days and good days. In other words, the life she leads is no different than that of any other young adult in the world. Her father and I (like most other parents) love her and worry about her.