If every mom was like this, the world would be a much better place. These two women in the video, particularly Sara are truly amazing. If you haven’t been following “DaphneGage“, let me catch you up to speed. A Missouri mother wrote a blog post last week about her 5-year-old dressing up as Scooby-Doo’s Daphne for Halloween. Her son, nicknamed Boo, had been a huge fan of the female character and specifically asked to dress up as her for the holiday.
To say her post garnered attention would be an understatement. Her blog attracted millions of viewers and over 40,000 comments. As you can imagine, for every supporter there was someone spewing homophobic hate. My favorite response from her is featured in the “Today Show” interview .
“If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay then you are an idiot… I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off.”
You have to check out the piece the “Today Show” did on Sara and her son. Included in the segment is another mother of a flamboyant boy named Dyson. Both parents are interviewed by Meredith Viera and talk about their experiences and parenting their fabulous boys. Watch the video below.
How awesome are these mothers? I admire the courage of these women to put themselves out there for their kids. As much as some of the comments on her post angered me, I was equally if not more impressed with the number of supporters out there. I truly believe the next generation of gays will have it easier because of women like this and others who choose to stand up for humanity and equality for everyone. Way to start the week off on the right foot.