A new children’s book from author Daniel Errico, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a classic fairy tale, but with a twist: the main character just happens to be gay. The story starts out conventionally enough. Cedric, a pumpkin farmer turned knight, is the hero of the tale.
Like any knight, he has to slay a dragon.
But instead of marrying the princess…
He marries the prince
“Cedric, the knight in the story, is a regular hero who happens to have a different idea for his happy ending than someone else might,” Errico said. “I hope that readers see that there is a bravery and beauty in being true to yourself. I believe it’s important to show kids different forms of love in a positive light instead of just one. Alternatively, avoidance could potentially put kids at a disadvantage towards understanding and acceptance later on in life.”
Though Errico says he’s received “wonderful support from the gay community,” there’s already been criticism from places like the NJ Family Policy Council who called the book an “assault on traditional family values.”
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