If you came over to my house for dinner, you’d probably notice several things. First, you’d notice there was great music playing. Second, you’d notice that we like to cook— homemade pizza is our specialty. Third, you’d probably notice that I have two fathers: I call them Papa and Dad, and together, we make a family.
My name is Alex, and my life is like most teens’ lives, with the exception that I’m one of the approximately 300,000 kids in the U.S. with same-sex parents. To me, having two dads is totally normal, but I know some people might have questions. (Trust me, I’ve heard them all.) Read on to learn more about me and my dads—and what I wish people knew about families like ours.