Alysia Abbott's parents were an unconventional bohemian couple; her mother died in a car wreck and her newly out father brought her to live with him in San Francisco in 1974, as she writes in her memoir "Fairyland." Sample passage: "I didn't meet any children of gay parents until I was an adult. And among these 'queerspawn,' as some have chose to call themselves, I've felt a powerful bond....In those first decades after Stonewall, our families had no way to connect, to make sense of ourselves and where we belonged. We had no Provincetown family week, no openly gay celebrities like Ellen or Dan Savage, no 'Modern Family.'... To grow up the child of a gay parent in the seventies and eighties was to live with secrets."
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