Texas Teen with Two Moms Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

Mason Marriott-Voss

Texas is not the most progressive of states, as most of us know. All the more reason, then, to admire 16-year-old Mason Marriott-Voss, who spoke recently about his two moms to a Freedom to Marry town hall at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.

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Finding a Little Light

Candle

I’ve been lighting the Hanukkah candles with my 11-year-old son this week and thinking about how we all could use a little light right now.

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Norman Rockwell Painting Redone with Jewish Two-Mom Family

Tylenol - Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several diverse families, including one with two moms.

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For Hanukkah, Here’s a Funny Jewish Lesbian Mom Talking About Her Family

Dreidels - Hanukkah

A very Happy Hanukkah to all of you starting your celebrations tonight! In honor of the occasion, here’s a very funny video of Jewish comedian and lesbian mom Judy Gold talking about her family.

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Top 10 Quotes About Children from Marriage Equality Judges

Scales of Justice

Here are some of the best statements about children and same-sex parents from the judges ruling on marriage equality this year. They made me cheer — and sometimes laugh with delight.

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Does Your State Ban Talk of LGBTQ Issues in Classrooms?

Don't Erase Us

I wrote yesterday about anti-LGBT discrimination in schools — and was happy to learn later about a new campaign to address “no promo homo” laws that forbid discussion of LGBT issues in classrooms.

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Anti-LGBT Discrimination in Education, from Preschool On

ABC

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) highlights anti-LGBT discrimination in education, from preschool through college.

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A Holiday Gift Guide to LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books can make great holiday presents. Here are some new ones from the past year to add to your kids’ collections.

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Explaining “Transgender” to Kids

Transgender

What does it mean to be transgender, and how can we explain that in a way that kids will understand? Chris Edwards, a transgender man, offered his answer in last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine.

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“The Fosters” Don their Gay Apparel

The Fosters Christmas Special

ABC Family’s “The Fosters” Christmas special airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET. It looks to be full of holiday spirit, teen drama, and mamas in pajamas!

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The New Mombian YouTube Channel: 200+ LGBTQ Family Videos

TV

I’m very excited to announce the new Mombian YouTube Channel, where I’ve collected and organized over 200 videos about LGBTQ families. There are videos for and by both LGBTQ parents and our kids, so come check it out!

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