What do you do if you’re a gay person on your wedding day, but your parents aren’t there because they’ve disowned you?
Sara Cunningham, an Oklahoma mother and ordained minister, has the solution: She’ll volunteer to be your “stand-in” mom.
Cunningham is an ordained minister and LGBT advocate who was directed towards activism by her gay son.
Since becoming a minister in 2016, Cunningham has presided over many LGBT weddings all over Oklahoma.
In a recent Facebook post, Cunningham also volunteered to attend the weddings of any same-sex couples whose parents refused to attend.
“The post came from hearing from several same-sex couples — how their parents refuse to attend their wedding, or even acknowledge their relationships.”
Cunningham’s presence can’t completely make up for the couples’ loss, but I hope it serves as a reminder that, despite what we may hear on the news, the world still has some decent people left in it.
I can only hope that, in the future, Cunningham’s generosity won’t be necessary.