On Mother’s Day, the media gives considerable attention to our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, and our grandmothers, by highlighting the contributions these women make to their families and communities. The lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families are often absent in Mother’s Day coverage since print and electronic press reports often focus solely on straight parents.

It is widely known how harrowing the stories from the opposite side are, from parents rejecting their kids, to kicking them out of their homes, to even resorting to murder, all because of their children’s sexual orientation.

The pictures of love captured within these pages illustrate the authentic bond shared between these parents and their children.  To all mothers out there who give their LGBTQ children the unconditional love they deserve, we all say THANK-YOU!

Happy Mother’s Day!