The passing of same-sex marriage in the USA by the Supreme Court in 2015 was pivotal in bringing about awareness of diversity in the family structure. Society now faces the challenge of transitioning their perception from traditional family models to what our modern family models look like today. We need tools to educate people on diversity while simultaneously aiming to open minds and hearts.
A Simple Love Story Between a Boy and a Boy narrates the endearing love story between Gabe and Mario. As a loving couple, they lived together secretly through the Dont ask. Dont tell. military times and then lived together openly after this was repealed in 2011. They lived together as a married couple through the times when same-sex marriage was banned and then lived together as a married couple after 2015 when the Supreme Court passed the new laws allowing same-sex marriage. Together they bravely faced the challenges of going through the process of adopting their children as a gay couple.
Both characters give us a glimpse into how many struggles there are in same-sex relationships and how much harder those couples have to work to find acceptance in a close-minded society.
The story unfolds in a simple manner and covers basic historical LGBT related facts. Its simplicity reflects in its verbiage and its illustrations. The story is appropriate for all ages and all peoples. Parents and educators will find it extremely child friendly and enlightening.