The wonderful fellows behind the Gay Family Values youtube channel have been documenting their lives to show people everywhere what a family with same-sex parents in America can look like (read: just like any other family). Their videos have been inspiring, entertaining, and educating people since Proposition 8 was passed in 2008, banning gay marriage in California and sparking an ongoing debate on marriage equality that has recently made its way to the Supreme Court. The two awesome dads behind the channel, Jay and Bryan, happen to carry a ton of nerd cred in the form of their insane love of Star Wars.
Recently Bryan and Jay got the opportunity to meet Steven Sansweet, a name many Star Wars fans are sure to recognize. Steven has spent years working in fan relations for LucasFilm and operates Rancho Obi-Wan, the biggest Star Wars museum in the world. It just so happens that Mr. Sansweet is also openly gay and has been with his partner Bob for 37 years. That’s longer than the Star Wars franchise has been in existence for those keeping score.
May the 4th might be a few weeks away but I couldn’t wait to share this wonderful video with you all. Let’s call it your early Star Wars-day present. Given the recent closure of LucasArts, and the loss of much anticipated titles like Star Wars 1313, I think we could all use some happy news from that galaxy far far away.
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And for more on Rancho Obi-Wan, check out the official website ranchoobiwan.org for more information and to plan a trip.