Highlights, one of the longest running children’s magazines in the United States, will feature a family with same-sex parents for the first time in its February edition. The magazine’s next issue will carry an illustration that shows two men loading a station wagon for a family trip in an item that invites readers to send letters, according to The Washington Post.
“Has your family ever taken a memorable family trip?” the text reads. “Tell us where you went and what you liked about it.” On why it decided to feature a same-sex couple, the magazine’s editor in chief Christine French Cully was quoted as saying, “We did expect and received a backlash when we committed to becoming more fully reflective to all the different kinds of families out there. We expect this will make some people unhappy. READ MORE