Weekly Wrap-Up, with a Dash of Fosters

The Fosters - Camping

I’ve written a lot this week, so I’m going to give you and me a chance to catch up, with a recap of posts and a sneak peek image from next Monday’s episode of The Fosters.

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What Do Kids Call their Same-Sex Parents?

Megaphone

Chances are, if you’re a parent in a same-sex relationship, you’ve been asked “What do your kids call you?” If you’re a prospective parent, you may have asked it of yourself. Sometimes it’s for informational purposes—as when a teacher needs to know how to refer to you—sometimes it’s just nosy, as if the person can’t imagine how having two moms doesn’t confuse a kid. Here’s what I’ve discovered—with help from many of you.

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New Portal for Research on Lesbian and Gay Parenting

What We Know

What if all the best scholarly research about children with lesbian or gay parents was gathered into a single online portal? The “What We Know” project has done just that, and will likely become a key reference for policymakers, journalists, researchers, and the public.

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Is Queer-Inclusive Similac Ad Still Exclusive?

Similac - The Mother 'Hood

On the face of it, Similac’s new ad, “The Mother ‘Hood,” is one of the most queer-inclusive ads I’ve seen recently, with both two-dad and two-mom families, including women who are rocking a clearly queer aesthetic. But does it exclude as well?

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Lesléa Newman’s Journey Through her Mother’s Cancer

I Carry My Mother

Sometimes, a book comes along at just the right time. My mother was diagnosed with lung, bone, and brain cancer on December 23, just days after I received a copy of Lesléa Newman’s new book of poetry about her own journey through her mother’s illness and death from cancer.

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Can “One Million Kids for Equality” Make a Difference?

One Million Kids

A new campaign launched yesterday with the goal of engaging one million kids–whether LGBTQ, children of LGBTQ parents, or allies–in advance of this summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.

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Of Travel and Trailer: Part I

R-pod

Camping in a trailer? Too decadent for my tastes—but I have a persistent spouse.

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LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

A few LGBTQ parenting stories from round and about that I haven’t mentioned yet here.

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Gay Dads to be Special Guests at State of the Union

U.S. Capitol

Gay dads Jeff and Todd Delmay, plaintiffs in the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Florida marriage equality case, will attend tonight’s State of the Union address as special guests of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They might not be the only gay dads there, however.

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Parents Taking Marriage Equality to U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court plaintiffs Pam and Nicole Yorksmith and child. Photo courtesy of Lambda Legal.

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears four cases this spring challenging state bans on marriage for same-sex couples, most of the plaintiffs will be parents. Let’s meet them.

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Watch: Trailer for Ellen DeGeneres’ Lesbian Mom Sitcom

One Big Happy

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Ellen Degeneres-produced sitcom about a single lesbian mom, One Big Happy. Here are my initial thoughts on the show.

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