funkpunkandroll84: The classic children’s boo…

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The classic children’s book, Frog & Toad, was written and originated by author Arnold Lobel in 1970 as his way of coping with social anxiety. Four years after the first edition of the book was published, Lobel told his family and friends he was gay. One of the Frog & Toad stories, “The Surprise”, depicted Frog & Toad’s friendship was deeper than that implying they were a same-sex couple. Lobel died from complications of AIDS in 1987.