Abigail Garner Discusses Families Like Mine

Abigail Garner, writer, speaker, advocate and author of Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is, will visit the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for her lecture, Families Like Mine: An Adult Daughter of Gay Parents Speaks Out. The public portion of the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Garner, who learned at the age of 5 that her father was gay, was raised in Minneapolis in two households by three parents: her mother, her father, and her father’s partner of 23 years. Through her work, Garner says she seeks to debunk common misconceptions about children of gay parents.

Garner, whose Web site may be viewed at: http://www.familieslikemine.com/, earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wellesley College, and in 1992 received the Twin Cities International Citizen Award for her commitment to nonviolence at the height of the nuclear arms race. She has been featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and National Public Radio.

Garner’s visit to CMC is cosponsored by the Dean of Students office and the MMCA.

For more information, visit the current Fortnightly: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca/temp_fn.asp?volumeFN=21&issueFN=01&typeFN=f.