The Root Features a Daughter's Tribute to Her Lesbian Mom

The Root, a daily online magazine that provides commentary on news from a variety of Black perspectives, featured Tina Fakhrid-Deen’s Mother’s Day tribute to her mom, who is a lesbian. In “Motherhood Is Not for the Faint of Heart,” Tina shares how being forced to choose between her mom and her family helped shaped her parenting style, ultimately making her a better mother to her eight-year-old daughter. We applaud The Root for highlighting stories about all mothers, including those who happen to identify as lesbians. GLAAD encourages other media outlets to follow The Root’s strong example of including stories of gay men and lesbians that spotlight the rich diversity of our community and the issues that affect our lives.