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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

There's Something Queer About That Family Tree...

From 365gay.com:

Queer Parenting Initiative Launches Family Tree Posters

by Victoria Ahearn, Canadian Press

Posted: November 15, 2005 9:00 pm ET

(Toronto, Ontario) At first glance, the family tree posters dotted along the main hallway of the City View Alternative School in Toronto just seem more colorful and artistic than the conventional genealogical diagram.

They depict a large tree with green leaves, colorful ribbons at the roots and adults and children of different skin tones embracing each other and swinging from the branches. Across the bottom of the poster runs the slogan "Who's in Your Family Tree?"

It's only upon closer inspection that one can see the real difference: this family tree has no names, just words — heterosexual, bisexual, queer, lesbian, straight, intersex, transgender, questioning, gay, transsexual and two-spirit.

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