Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. USA 2012, 234 pp. with b/w photographs, hardbound, € 23.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. The then 19-year-old son of a lesbian couple proudly proclaimed: »The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.« Hours later, his speech was posted on the Internet, where it quickly went viral and became YouTube's No.1 political video of the year, racking up nearly 20 million hits. In his book, Zach Wahls discusses the lessons he's learned about love, strength, and family. He explores the values his two moms, Jackie and Terry, taught him - values driven home by his journey toward Eagle Scout. In many ways, his upbringing was very normal - yet, growing up with two moms, he knows what it's like to feel different and to fear being bullied, or worse.