In 1989, Lesléa Newman first released her book Heather Has Two Mommies. The children’s book about a little girl and her two mothers simultaneously helped give birth to a new literary genre and caused an uproar among the political religious right. The American Library Association ranked it as the 11th most challenged book in the 1990s. More importantly, the book provided desperately-needed validation and affirmation of same-sex families. Welton will sit with Lesléa Newman to discuss the book, its legacy, and the fight for LGBTQ equality, as a part of our Whosoever You Love, our semi-monthly series affirming the worth and full value of LGBTQ persons within and beyond religion. Whosoever You Love is supported by the Arcus Foundation, which is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Learn more about Arcus and its partners at

Hear the full November 24, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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