Americans have “The New Normal”, Israelis have Ima and AbaZ (Mom and Dads) which is also about a gay couple raising a child with a single woman. An article at Queerty about the Israeli show (Israeli Television One-Ups “The New Normal” With “Mom And Dads” ) includes this imprtant observation:
“As soon as the gay community became a parental community, I think acceptance by society became smoother,” said Doron Mamet-Meged, founder of Tammuz, a business that helps couples, the majority of them gay men, have children via surrogates in India.
One reason may be a heavy cultural focus on making families, and the subtle social pressure (and not-so-subtle familial pressure) to procreate that stems from tradition as well as modern Jewish history… In building families gay parents contribute to the national project of maintaining a Jewish majority.
“For Israelis it doesn’t matter how you make a family,” said Mirit Toovi, who heads Hot’s drama department and gave the green light to “Mom and Dads.” “If you make a family, you’ve done the right thing.”
This corroborates a common observation after November’s gains for marriage in November, that part of the reason for these successes is attributable to a change in emphasis, from “rights” to focussing on our families.
“Family Values” includes queer families.
- Israeli Television One-Ups “The New Normal” With “Mom And Dads” (queerty.com)
- LGBT Bloggers Write on “The Queer God”. (queeringthechurch.com)
- The Queer Family in the Book of Ruth (saints.queerchurch.info)
- Born Today – Queer Icon, Jesus Christ (saints.queerchurch.info)