A few items of interest to start your week:
- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, has had her viewpoint on LGBT equality shaped by her experience as the mother of a transgender child (now grown), reports the Miami Herald.
- Can a same-sex couple who had a civil union in Illinois become foster parents? Lambda Legal answers.
- Katherine Bindley of HuffPo interviews Yale sociology professor Rene Almeling about her new book Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm. It’s not LGBT-specific, but may be of interest to some of you.
- Comedian and lesbian mom Wanda Sykes has had a double mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer.