The son of two lesbian mothers, Zach Wahls tried to answer "what makes a family" before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in January 2011.
Wahls had never talked about his family in a public setting or in such open and candid terms. Just two days after he testified during that hearing, a YouTube video of his testimony went viral. Now he travels around the country advocating for family and families like his.
Wahls will present the lecture "What Makes A Family" on Wednesday, March 6 in O'Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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