Justin Richardon and Peter Parnell are the authors of the picture book And Tango Makes Three. Richardson is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Columbia and Cornell. Parnell (born 1953) is a playwright whose plays have been produced on and Off-Broadway. They live in New York City with their daughter, Gemma.
Richardson and Parnell feels that trying to ban the book completely is “angering and disheartening” to hear. But are satisfied at the fact that many librarians, journalists and readers find the book their favourite and would like for the book to remain available to everybody.