Quiet support from an exceptional mom (plus the real reason Obama was elected)
By Maggie López
Growing up, I didn’t think my mother was special, just different. Mom was older than my friends’ mothers; she had me at 40. She didn’t speak English, having arrived in the U.S. as an exile fresh from Castro’s Cuba in her forties, too busy with young children and a struggling husband to learn the language.
There is no charge for admission to “Evolve!,” YouthPride’s largest fundraiser of the year, so organizers hope attendees will give generously to help prevent suicide by providing counseling for LGBT and questioning youth ages 13-24.