Archives for June 2016

Pride Then, Pride Now, Pride Always

I have to admit, I had written a piece on my first experiences with pride and what it means to me the week before the Orlando shooting. With an exceptionally broken heart and eternally bruised soul I sat and stared at what I wrote and said no, there's more to this idea of pride and sharing my first … [Read more...]

A Home for My Pride

June??is National LGBT Pride Month. Given the complexity of my family's story, I've??been asking myself what pride means to me. First, some background. My father (1918-2008) may have attended the first gay pride parade in San Francisco, which was really more of a march. That smaller version of … [Read more...]

Dad’s Secret

There is a photo. It's my first Christmas. I am barely walking, and holding a giant red stocking, with a huge innocent smile on my face. My dad is sitting in front of the Christmas tree, reaching toward me. Grinning. It looks like a greeting card, like the perfect family. And if you didn't know my … [Read more...]

True Gay Pride

Gay pride hasn't been acknowledged, let alone celebrated, in my family. Coming from the Midwestern suburbs of Chicago, my dad being gay was a secret, not something to be proud of. Before I moved to San Francisco in 1982, I encountered very few gay people in my daily life. I worked with a young … [Read more...]

Jennifer Hunt: How Did You Not Know?

+ACI-How did you not know?+ACI The million dollar question. Still brings a twinge of pain every single time, even all these years later. Maybe I did, somewhere in the depths of my mind, know that something about the man that was first my best friend, my husband, father of my children and now soon to be … [Read more...]