All Families Include All Kinds Of People


I have been thinking a lot about Putin and anti-gay legislation in Russia, and worrying about LGBT families there. And how I’m going to convince everyone I know to care about this issue and to boycott Sochi in one way or another. The problem with getting people to care about anything is that they usually don’t until… Read More »


Choir! Choir! Choir! For Change


If you haven’t heard of Choir! Choir! Choir! — but you have, right? — they are everyday people who get together on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to sing the shit out of something, usually a popular song from the last 30 years or so. If you’ve never spent golden minutes listening to the honey of their voices… Read More »

The New Normal: Two Dads Plus a Surrogate Equal Groundbreaking TV


NBC’s show about two gay dads looking for a surrogate is TV we want to see Once upon a time, Modern Family seemed like it was breaking new ground when it came to portraying LGBT parents on TV. Now, NBC’s The New Normal takes the journey one step further: it’s plot revolves around two gay… Read More »

One Mom’s Fight to Change the Future of Boy Scouts


We want to see the Boy Scouts become the positive cultural institution it claims to be Many people are shocked to learn that the Boy Scouts of America doesn’t grant membership to anyone who identifies as homosexual. Yep, the century-old American institution has managed to maintain its history of discrimination against LGBT youth and parents… Read More »

Being Transgender on Father’s Day


Transgender Dad and Milk Junkie Trevor MacDonald shares what Father’s Day means to him A transgender woman on a forum I belong to posted the question, “Does anybody else really hate Father’s Day?” Unfortunately, many people have a hard time with holidays that are supposed to be about love, celebration and family. For transgender folks,… Read More »

Queer Parents in the News


Supporters back lesbian mom kicked out of Boy Scouts Turns out, “don’t ask don’t tell” would be a step forward for the Boy Scouts of America, who don’t allow gay adult leaders in their troops, period. After lesbian mom Deborah Tyrrell got kicked out last year, supporters organized a 275,000 signature-strong petition to be presented at the Scouts’… Read More »

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


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 »

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


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 »

News Round-Up September 14: The Berenstein Bears Save a Language, Consumerism and Kids and Madison’s Halloween Look


What we’re reading today: 1. British working parents heap presents on their kids to alleviate their guilt at working long hours/going on business trips. The result: British kids way more materialistic than other European kids. 2. The Berenstein Bears have a show in Lakota. It’s the first animated show ever to be translated into a… Read More »

News Round-Up September 9: Parents Can Soothe Preemies By Holding Them, Kate Winslet’s Son OK If He’s Gay and Lying To Your Kids


What we’re reading today: 1. Stop lying to your kids! If they’re not doing great at something, don’t tell them they are. 2. Kate Winslet’s son, age 7, knows it’s OK if he grows up to be gay. 3. Preemies who need blood drawn show less pain when they’re being held by mom or dad,… Read More »

Back In My Day, We Didn’t Have Gay-Straight Alliances… But We Made Them Anyway


Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values I’m not going to preface this with the oldie but nasty, “I don’t have a problem with such and such people.” But some of my best friends are straight. Honest to goodness. But they’re not… Read More »

It’s Here, It’s Queer and We’re Basically Ready For It: Family Pride Round-Up Part 4


Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values Today after work my partner will go in search of pink hair dye. She wants me to take the time to buy a new dress, like there is something wrong with worn out yoga pants.… Read More »


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