Mombian Cooks: Pita Bread on the Grill

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Imagine a soft and chewy pita bread that will put store-bought versions to shame and is darn simple to make. I’ve been having a great deal of fun baking these on a pizza stone on our grill this summer. The only downside is that the boughten kind will never taste as good again.

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Virginia Aunts Still Waiting to Become Moms

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Two Virginia women who want to be moms are practicing by being awesome aunts. Why aren’t they taking steps to become parents? They’re waiting until both can be legal mothers to their child in their state. The U.S. Supreme Court is (so far) not helping.

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Help Girl with Two Moms Win Scholarship

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Olivia Kelly is a 14-year-old student in Massachusetts who’s in the running to win a $50,000 college scholarship for sharing the story of how her moms met — but she needs your help!

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Let This Lesbian Mom Help You Win at Scrabble

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Like many writers, I love word games, and am eager to get a copy of the just-published fifth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, which includes more than 5000 new words. One of the new entries is the Yiddish word “schmutz” — and for those of you unclear on its meaning (hint: it’s not the same as schmuck), Judy Gold, a “comedian, actress, writer, and Jewish mother” (also a lesbian mom) is here to help you out.

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The Fosters Season Finale Tonight: What Have You Thought of the Season?

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The Fosters, ABC Family’s lesbian mom drama, airs its second season finale tonight. I hope you’ll join me (and many others) tonight at 9 p.m. ET to watch the show and tweet along using #TheFosters and #gaydybunch. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a big fan — how are the rest of you enjoying it? Any wishes or predictions for the finale and/or Season Three? (After the jump, catch a sneak peek of the Adams Fosters sitting down for family dinner in tonight’s episode.)

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The Children’s Film with Same-Sex Parents That Robin Williams Helped Launch

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Among the little-known deeds of comedian Robin Williams, mourned by many of us this week, is that he helped launch a groundbreaking children’s film that included same-sex parents.

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Injustice Anywhere: Thinking of Michael Brown

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Many of us who have any sense of social justice — nay, of humanity — are angry, outraged, and saddened by the shooting death of Michael Brown, a Black teenager in Missouri. I find myself once again scared for my son’s friends who are Black. I find myself hoping I can raise my son, who is White, to be a strong ally and help continue to erase the racism in our world. I hope I can be a good role model in that regard.

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LGBT Parenting Roundup: “We’re Not Superhuman” Edition

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A miscellany of LGBT parenting news, from the personal to the political, that I haven’t covered elsewhere.

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Fanciful New Picture Book Stars Girl with Two Moms

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What do you do if you’re sure a gremlin is sneaking into your house at night, but your moms don’t believe you? That’s the dilemma for a girl named Emlyn, star of Emlyn and the Gremlin, a fanciful new picture book in which the fact of her two moms is merely incidental to the tale.

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LGB Families: What We Know and What We Don’t

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A recent report from UCLA’s Williams Institute on the state of research about LGB families not only reiterates that our children are doing as well as anyone else’s, but also offers some lesser-known insights about the composition and strengths of our families — and gives thoughtful suggestions for the direction of future research.

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Teen Gives Award-Winning Speech About His Gay Dad

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Fifteen-year-old Albie Williams recently won a U.K. speaking competition for a personal, funny, and touching speech about his gay dad.

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