Mother’s Day 2023
A mother is not just someone who has birthed a child; mothers are phenomenal people who are dedicated to their families through any obstacles. This Mother’s Day, we reflect on the role that mothers play in our lives. Whether our mothers are in our lives or not, by force or choice, they and our experiences with them help to shape who we are and who we become.
We also hold space for those who may be experiencing negative feelings about this day – persons who may not have their mothers in their lives. At a time when many LGBTQIA youth are struggling with feelings of wanting to be seen, respected and loved, we call on mothers to stand up and be counted.
To all the wonderful mothers who love, support and accept their LGBTQIA child, we uplift and celebrate you. We celebrate all moms – lesbian mothers, adoptive mothers, bisexual mothers, pansexual mothers, trans mothers and mothers who mother because their families or their community calls for them to.
Today, we give you your “flowers”. Happy Mother’s Day!