December 1, 2005

Buster’s Best Lesbian Friends to Receive “Families and Courage” Award

Tuesday June 07th 2005, 11:44 am
Filed under: General, Buster

Gillian Pieper and Karen Pike, the two mom’s featured briefly in the “Sugartime!” episode of PBS’ Postcards from Buster, will receive an award from gay rights group The Pride Coalition.

You’ll remember, of course, that brand-new US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings threatened to defund PBS if they aired the decidedly inoffensive episode, in which animated Buster learns about maple syrup from a girl with a couple of lesbian moms.

Pieper and Pike said they were touched to receive the award.

“As parents, we feel fairly humble about such an honor because we simply did what any mother would deem necessary,” said Pieper. “When bullies come knocking, you stand up for your child’s safety and rights. We acted on instinct. The real courage lies in our children who stood up along side us and fought for their family’s right to be seen and loved by America. That’s courage.”

Story here.

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