Here's a secret: I've been a Girl Scout for 12 years, and I now have a lifetime membership. Last spring, I recieved the equivalent of the Eagle Scout Award (called the Gold Award in Girl Scouting) for creating a project about how GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transendered) families are just like other families as a way to teah tolerance towards others to little kids. It turned into a book that showed the things that families embody, and that it doesn't matter whether a family has adoptive parents, single parents, or same gendered parents. It was a big hit, and a lot of people said I should attempt to publish it as there aren't really any books out there for kids who have "different" families to see that they aren't really that different from everyone else, and all that lovey dovey stuff.
In my research for the book, I found out a lot about the GLBT community in Minneapolis, though I wasn't taking notes at the time about specifics. I think I'd like to take this either to the Girl Scouts in Minneapolis, the GLBT community in Minneapolis, or a publisher and see if I can get it out into the "main stream". It's really strange to think that I could be a published authour before I'm allowed to legally drink in the US.
Pctures of the book and stuff will be coming... so look out!