What Are We Thankful For?

The news and culture that defines 2013 leaves a lot to be grateful for.



Gay Dads on TV
Everyone references Will & Grace as perhaps the best example of television's power to move the culture toward acceptance. Sean Hayes will always deserve credit for his part in that. Now he's starring as a single gay dad on NBC's Sean Saves the World. The show follows up on the tale of a gay couple trying surrogacy in The New Normal, which was unfortunately canceled after its first season ended earlier this year. All the while we've had Modern Family's Cameron and Mitchell to make us laugh about parenthood. I'd like to say that being a gay dad is no different, but for some reason I sure am grateful to watch all of these characters. Maybe by the time our daughters get to grade school, we'll look back on television's baby boom with the kind of renewed appreciation we have now for Jack and Karen and the gang.  Lucas Grindley