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Generation Cryo's Breeanna with two donor siblings and their family

Generation Cryo: Unites Donor-Conceived Kids

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We tend to think that the growing number of children conceived through anonymous sperm donation is a new-ish trend. We’re wrong. Human conception through artificial insemination has been happening since the late 1700s. But despite its long history we still haven’t sorted everything out — see The Kids Are All Right, unintentional sibling marriage or stirring up ethical issues à la Margaret… Read More »

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No Angle In Article About ‘Queer Spawn’

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An article in the Toronto Star a week or so ago featured three twenty-something adult children from three different lesbian households in Toronto. The point of the story: that these kids turned out fine, despite growing up a couple of decades before there were enough same-sex parents out there to officially qualify as a small minority. One… Read More »

STRAIGHT MOTHER'S DAY ENVY

I’ve Got Straight Mother’s Day Envy

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By Meri Perra I don’t know if you noticed, but we lesbians are the hot thing this Mother’s Day. The New Yorker featured a lesbian couple on their cover (in the nicest kitchen I’ve ever seen in a lesbian-headed household). Google gave us a shout-out in their Mother’s Day video: And BuzzFeed has a list of 15 Mother’s Day… Read More »

NBA’s Kenneth Faried is proud of his moms

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Grown kids. They can be a little mean for the sake a of a few laughs, but mostly they can also be so, so great. As an example, check out NBA player Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets talk about his lesbian moms. Image via You Tube Faried has talked about his love for his two moms… Read More »

Gay Parents on News of President Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality

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We asked some of our favourite LGBTQ parents what they thought about Obama’s statement Dana Rudolph, a.k.a. Mombian President Obama, by stating that he supports my family’s right to equality, has given me hope that my son may grow up in a country where he is not disadvantaged because of anti-gay laws and attitudes. We’re still… Read More »

Queer As Moms Returns Next Week

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Meri Perra’s sure to have something good for us! Meri Perra’s moving into some new digs this weekend, so we’re sure to hear a good story about it next week. You may recall that Meri and her family live in pretty close quarters, so we’re glad they’re getting a bit more space. Anyone else moving… Read More »

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Living Our Quintessentially Gay Lesbian Mom Lifestyle

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I found a new queer parenting column on Chicago’s LGBT news site, the Windy City Media Group by Roi Ann Phillips, a self-identified suburban, lesbian soccer mom, who debuted her column with the following question: “What about our life is quintessentially gay?” she writes, hitting home with: “I haven’t been an active part of the… Read More »

News Round-Up March 6: Lesbian Moms Get Full Parental Rights, Why Your Kid Might Wet the Bed and Blossom Writes a Parenting Book

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What we’re reading today: 1. Tiny queer parent rights victory! An Israeli court has recognized a lesbian couple as their son’s natural, biological moms. One donated eggs while the other carried the pregnancy.  The mom who gave birth to the boy, now 5, was immediately recognized as the birth mother, but the other had to… Read More »

News Round-Up Feb. 8 — Marriage Equality and Family Values Edition: Ellen, JC Penney, Opponents and Teaching Tolerance Early On

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What LGBT parenting news we’re reading today: 1. Of all the opponents to marriage equality, Maggie Gallagher “has done more than any American to stop same-sex marriage,” and all because she got pregnant while she was still in college? 2. What do you get when you cross a Maggie Gallagher with Veruca Salt? A 14-year-old… Read More »

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All’s Not Right In 1980s Suburbia and Butches Can Get Pregnant Too

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Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values Here’s one to bring us down a notch. Just as last weeks’ Globe article told us lesbians are better parents than straight moms and dads, the New York Times ran a piece in their Lives… Read More »

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Gay Penguins Are More News-Worthy Than Superior Lesbian Parenting

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Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values Sometimes there’s so much going on, it’s like this blog just writes itself. Take last Saturday morning. Picture me, waking up, stumbling over kids and coffee, and turning on TVO, “just for those 15 minutes… Read More »

News Round-Up Nov. 7 — Lesbian Mom Edition: Good Parenting, a Kids Are All Right TV Show and

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What we’re reading today: 1. Are lesbian moms doing a better job of parenting their kids than straight families? Here’s what they’re doing right. 2. Speaking of lesbian moms raising kids that are all right, HBO is turning the Oscar-nominated movie into a TV series. It’ll be written by Lisa Cholodenko, but we doubt we’d… Read More »

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