Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, Illinois

Memoir of Growing Up with a Gay Father Releases this LGBTQ+ History Month

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:38pm

In modern-day America, coming out remains daunting and difficult for the LGBTQ+ community despite awareness and increasing acceptance.

Key Points: 
  • In modern-day America, coming out remains daunting and difficult for the LGBTQ+ community despite awareness and increasing acceptance.
  • We see too few honest and positive stories about a child's experience of a parent coming out as LGBTQ+.
  • This struggle is on full display in Lucca's account of what happened after her father came out five decades ago.
  • Lucca's story is part of this year's LGBTQ+ history month, and it will remain a piece of the conversation around allyship, coming out and growing up with an LGBTQ+ parent.