Part of the Men Having Babies Conference, this video features three young adults, born with Circle Surrogacy, discussing their personal experiences dealing with prejudice. (The Teen Panel from the left, Elinor, Liv, and Zachary.)
Elinor started the discussion by sharing her experience being raised Jewish. She explains that there are passages in the Torah forbidding same-sex relationships. However, she does find comfort in the fact that her friends don’t interpret the Torah literally–and don’t believe there is anything wrong with same-sex relationships.
Liv and Zachary stated they hadn’t experienced much prejudice.
They had great advice to give children and young adults experiencing prejudice. They said not to listen to negative people, not to be ashamed of your family, and to surround yourself with the good people.
The young adults on the panel also discussed the benefits of having two dads when it came to sexual orientation and accepting others. Elinor, Liv, and Zachary express that they knew growing up if they would also be accepted, no matter their sexual orientation. Elinor and Liv identify as straight. Zachary discussed coming out to his parents. He said having two dads “made it easier for me to accept it myself and feel comfortable in my own skin.”
The panel above is from the Men Having Babies Conference in May of 2016.