A+ Televison:The Fosters The official synopsis of this series is, “a multi-ethnic family mix of foster, adopted, and biological kids are being raised by two moms.” Choice of word is important and it most certainly gives an impression. The fact that “two moms” was used instead of “lesbians” or “gay couple” is so goddamn important and tells you so much about the focus of this series. Their sexual orientations are detached from the premise of the show because it’s being said that hey, this is a norm. Two moms can be a norm just as much as two dads or a mother and father can be.
Most often you see the children of gay and lesbian couples being bullied, the parents coming to the rescue and having to explain to them that they will face these prejudices. Yet you have the opposite of that here. These children know who their parents are, they understand that there’ll be prejudice, and they don’t need to accept anything because there isn’t anything to accept; these are their mothers and that’s just as plain as saying the sky is blue.