Not many years ago, their family would not only have been frowned upon, it would have been illegal in most states. J.R. and Brandon Willard-Rose of Homewood are gay, married and have an adopted Black son.
Times — and the law — have changed, and society's attitudes are in the process of shifting in the direction of acceptance, but the couple have found that place still matters. In Homewood and Flossmoor, they have found the kind of acceptance that still eludes many similar families.
“To have found this place and this community, it . . .