(Screenshot via Zach Walls for Iowa Senate)
Remember that 2011 video of Zach Wahls, a young man giving a speech about his lesbian moms?
Yeah, he's now running for an Iowa state Senate seat ...
Via Huff Post:
Wahls told HuffPost he still get messages from people around the world who tell him how the video affected them on a personal level.
“I hope [the video] can continue to do two things,” Wahls told HuffPost. “One: to help kids of queer parents know that they are OK, their families are OK, and that things may be hard right now, but they will get better. And two: I hope LGBTQ people who want to be parents someday will watch that video and know they are not going to mess up their kids just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Wahls went on to say that his birth mother had her own moment of realization about the value of queer parenthood in the late 1980s while talking to her cousins over pizza. Today, he says, LGBTQ prospective parents can reach similar conclusions thanks to YouTube videos and other platforms.
The video that started it all: