One of my favorite movies is the 1967 classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. If you haven't had the pleasure, allow me to offer a short recap: two liberal parents (played by Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn) are shocked when their only daughter returns home from a trip announcing that she is engaged. The kicker: she's marrying a black man, named John Prentice (played by Sidney Poitier), and his parents, the in-laws to be, are "coming to dinner." The rest of the movie highlights the engaged couple's parents struggling but ultimately overcoming their initial hesitancy to the bi-racial match.
I told you about the film because like the new in-laws, I am going to dinner. The kicker: I'll be dining at the home of my gay friend and his partner.