We tweeted about it and got to thinking... so many of the books that allegedly promote gayness, don't really mention being gay at all. You're Different and That's Super by Carson Kressly and The Boy With Pink Hair by Perez Hilton, are two examples of children's books written by gay celebrities that send the message that it's okay to be different (without specifically saying anything about being gay).
Harvey Fierstein's The Sissy Duckling tells the tale of a male character who exhibits behavior that isn't stereotypically "male" enough... but never actually mentions sexual orientation. Then there are the books like And Tango Makes Three, which tells the true story of two male penguins who raise a baby penguin together. Of the few books that do address the issue of homosexuality directly (such as Heather Has Two Mommies, Daddy's Roommate, King and King) none of them actually encourage kids to be gay. They just promote tolerance and understanding about people who are gay.
I personally believe that people don't just wake up one day and decide they want to become gay; I believe people are born gay. There's only one kind of "promoting gayness" that these books can do... Encouraging kids who already know that they are gay to feel better about themselves.
Here are a few excerpts:
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