Glenn: After we dated and we knew we wanted to be together, Steven had a prenuptial agreement and that was that I had to come out to my family and that we were going to have a family. I thought the coming out part was the hardest part.
Steven: When we became parents, at first, my mother was apprehensive. She thought it would be unfair to bring children who had no say into a situation where they could be teased or ridiculed because they had gay parents. But once we had the boys, I think she saw that there was so much love and so many advantages that Glenn and I provided as a loving couple in the context of a loving family that she realized it was worth it.
The UCLA Art | Global Health Center presents an important and timely photography and video project entitled “13LoveStories.com.” Narrated video slideshows are currently on the web at www.13LoveStories.com that tell the story of 13 LGBT couples in their own words. The overarching goal is to raise social and public awareness about the civil rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender couples/families. This visual activism project intends to create a powerful response for social change around LGBT unions and the Proposition 8 debate by showing images of LGBT couples in all their diversity. Asian Americans are among the couples involved.