Blogging for LGBT Families DayThe third annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day is fast approaching on June 2. Bloggers of all orientations and identities are invited to post about LGBT families that day or shortly beforehand, and then to notify me (see below) so I can compile and showcase the posts.

I know many readers write about LGBT families every day, but I hope you’ll take advantage of this occasion to join in the community spirit and perhaps gain some new readers. Write a special post or just your usual; whatever strikes your fancy.

I also encourage those who don’t usually post about LGBT families or LGBT issues. Give it a spin based on your usual blog topics. There’s no set formula or format.

Photos and videos are also welcome. (Post them on your own site or an image-sharing site, however; don’t e-mail them to me.)

Please also download a banner and promote the event on your site. The more people who participate, the more impact our voices will have.

Further details below:

  • Blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 2, 2008.
  • Leave a comment on this post, or send an e-mail to with the permalink to your post. (If you know how, you may also add the tag “blogging for lgbt families day” to your entry.)
  • If you only post on Facebook or MySpace, you may also add me, Dana Rudolph, as a friend to notify me of your post. (Here’s my Facebook page and my MySpace page. If you do a search for my name, though, make sure to look for the event banner image, as there are multiple Dana Rudolphs.) If you do have a regular blog, I much prefer that you post there, since then your post will be readable even by those who don’t have Facebook or MySpace accounts—and the whole point here is to share our posts.
  • I’ll compile the posts and highlight them here on June 2. Come back and read the stories and insights of our community and allies.

Thanks to the Family Equality Council for sponsorship of the event.

I hope many of you will be a part of this.