When my letter to Hillary Clinton went “viral” in early November, a lot of people started asking me what inspired me to write it.
My dads are important to me because they got married the day that gay marriage was made legal in New York. One of my dads works for New York City and had to work that day at the Clerk’s Office, so they were the last ones to get married that day and the City Clerk did the ceremony. That was a really big event in my life. My brother and I picked out funny rainbow-colored rings for them and there were lots of reporters and family cheering us on.
I’m not the first one in my family to “go viral.” My parents one time were on the cover of Newsweek supporting gay marriage in 2003. Maybe that’s the old-fashioned way of going viral?
My dads have always taught me to stand up for gay people and to be proud of who I am and of our family. They are hard workers and one of them spent four years volunteering in our community so that there could be more affordable places for people to live.
When I wrote that letter to Hillary Clinton, I did it because I wanted to volunteer to help with something that I thought was important to me. I may never get another girl living in this house, but it’s about time there was a girl in the White House!