Our understanding of gender identity and gender expression has evolved. Today, gay sons and their mothers have different models and resources for navigating the formation of sexual identity and expression than did the generations before them.
Our history as individuals in families, communities, and cultures is an intrinsic part of who we are. Hearing snippets of our history doesn’t allow us to grasp the whole picture, so Gay Sons and Mothers has created a timeline showing the progression of gay rights in America focusing on the interactions between mothers and sons throughout each era.
Our timeline and accompanying photographs and videos celebrate the strength and courage of mothers and their gay sons whose love often had to transcend fear and hatred around them.
“Rick Miller’s presentation, Gay Sons and Mothers, was an emotionally moving tribute to the special bonds that are formed between gay sons and their mothers. The entire audience was captivated by the tenderness and strength that was portrayed by the participants, as well as their struggles with loss and closeness.” (Christine McCarthy, CEO, Provincetown Art Association and Museum)