Coming Out

A. Nora Long, producing associate

Our lighting designer, John Malinowski, forwarded this article along to members of the production staff and company with the subject heading, “Coming Out in the 21st Century”. It is a beautiful little story about one American family, and offers a different (and more inclusive) perspective on the “traditional” family values rhetoric. I am reminded of what Ellen DeGeneres said regarding calls to boycott JC Penney for having a woman representing “a non-traditional lifestyle” as their spokeswoman. “Here are the values I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

Thanks for sending the article along, John!