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Zach Wahls Does Letterman, Talks About Being Bullied, Growing Up with Two Moms: VIDEO

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The über-well-spoken Zach Wahls appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and talked about being bullied growing up for having two moms, homophobia, and his advocacy about gay parenting.

Zach's book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, comes out this week.

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  1. Love him!

    Posted by: peterparker | Apr 24, 2012 12:18:33 PM


  2. Zach! You rock! Amazing appearance. And I love that David Letterman made such a strong political statement on behalf of equality for all!!!

    Posted by: Bruce | Apr 24, 2012 12:25:28 PM


  3. When ever I hear Zach, I am hopeful and inspired!

    Posted by: Gary | Apr 24, 2012 12:25:44 PM


  4. Geez, Peter, I was going to post the identical comment.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 24, 2012 12:28:11 PM


  5. So eloquent as always. It's a testament to his mothers' parenting skills. How old is my future husband, anyway?

    Posted by: Winston | Apr 24, 2012 12:29:56 PM


  6. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/d/divorce.htm

    Marriages ARE NOT likely to fail 50% of the time, let alone 9 out of ten times like Letterman said. Its just a myth that people like to spread around.

    Posted by: Alex R. | Apr 24, 2012 12:31:41 PM


  7. We would be a lucky country if this young man decided to run for public office.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Apr 24, 2012 12:36:40 PM


  8. If you're in NY, he's going to be with his two moms at the Barnes & Noble, 82nd Broadway on Thursday night 4/26 at 7 pm http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/75548

    Posted by: Bruce | Apr 24, 2012 12:37:48 PM


  9. he's great. so well-spoken and confident. nice to watch.

    Posted by: Joe | Apr 24, 2012 12:47:45 PM


  10. Love hearing Zach speak.

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 24, 2012 1:04:13 PM


  11. Alex R: You're wrong. The link you shared reports on divorces in a single year. Couples can get divorced after being married more than a year or in a single year. That article has zero credibility.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 24, 2012 1:10:51 PM


  12. he is an articulate and confident speaker, a pleasure to listen to.

    Posted by: chad | Apr 24, 2012 1:25:47 PM


  13. Love Zach! I'm looking forward to his book.

    Posted by: Jay | Apr 24, 2012 3:27:17 PM


  14. This young man, Zach Wahls, really is a hero to me. His entire stature is heroic, almost in a classical sense. He is tall, dark and definitely handsome, a benighnly well-spoken warrior son of the Heartland. He numbers among those alive in the flying splash before the breaking wave. And there are more, I love discovering them here. Thank you for everything about such peole.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 24, 2012 5:10:22 PM


  15. He's great. What's a little sad is that if he were gay or less attractive, he would be getting none of this attention.

    Posted by: Debbie Downer | Apr 24, 2012 6:51:36 PM


  16. Yea Debbie, you're glass is half empty. Do you always choose to focus on the negative? And thus the name?

    Posted by: jack | Apr 24, 2012 8:33:26 PM


  17. Kudos as well to the Letterman staff and Dave as well for having Zach on. Nice to see. Dave's statement about marriage equality at the end of the segment is so common sense... too bad politicians are still so afraid of the christianists.

    Posted by: John | Apr 24, 2012 11:17:07 PM


  18. Debbie is not wrong.

    Posted by: chad | Apr 25, 2012 9:25:55 AM


  19. I hope he enters politics. http://wp.me/p1se8R-ku

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvations | Apr 25, 2012 10:18:03 AM


  20. @DIATRIBESANDOVULATIONS: I hope he enters me! Now that is one good guy who is also a truly sexy man!

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 25, 2012 12:27:16 PM


  21. Everyone loves a good example. Jack is a pleasing package, he's almost too pleasing. The fact that his experience will mirror others is possible, but not probable. He's the poster child for having had two Moms. He mentions older people not being so keen on it. (make that older, way older -- like thousands of years back) Then there is the young demographic -- acceptance notion is always thrown around. Of course young accept. They like soft drinks too. The bully has been brought out of the closet and feels empowered. We need some gay TV writers to bring everyone around.

    Posted by: Edward | Apr 25, 2012 3:30:38 PM


  22. I went to school with zach and none of that stuff was true.... especially they parts about him being taller and bigger than everyone. Zach was great in the classroom and a debater but one would not call him an athlete.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 25, 2012 8:37:46 PM


  23. Steve: Tip of the iceberg I would guess. Not worthy of Letterman. How did that happen?

    Posted by: Edward | Apr 25, 2012 9:33:09 PM


  24. I also went to high school with Zach, and since his rise to fame he has told quite a few lies and extended truths. For example, he was not captain of the speech team at our high school. He was not the quarterback on the football team at any time (he was actually about 6th string on the freshman team, before he quit). He grew up in the Iowa City, which has the 2nd or 3rd highest gay population per capita in the country. He was, if possible, negatively athletic. He was never bullied about his parents being gay, and in fact the only time that subject came up was if he chose to bring it up himself (which was often, to the point of obnoxiousness). He was never ostracized for his parents sexual preferences. The only thing he was ever made fun of for was being a huge sissy and the only guy in the school to take an entire album of pictures of himself and post them on facebook.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 25, 2012 10:43:15 PM


  25. I also went to high school with Zach, and since his rise to fame he has told quite a few lies and extended truths. For example, he was not captain of the speech team at our high school. He was not the quarterback on the football team at any time (he was actually about 6th string on the freshman team, before he quit). He grew up in the Iowa City, which has the 2nd or 3rd highest gay population per capita in the country. He was, if possible, negatively athletic. He was never bullied about his parents being gay, and in fact the only time that subject came up was if he chose to bring it up himself (which was often, to the point of obnoxiousness). He was never ostracized for his parents sexual preferences. The only thing he was ever made fun of for was being a huge sissy and the only guy in the school to take an entire album of pictures of himself and post them on facebook.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 25, 2012 10:43:34 PM


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