- The Sydney Morning Herald looks at what parents and teachers are doing in Australia to address hetero-centrism in elementary schools.
- The Buffalo News reports on gay and lesbian teachers—why it can be hard to be out, and why many nevertheless feel it is important.
- Mark Daniel Snyder at HuffPo talks about the true diversity of LGBTQ families, versus the pressure many sometimes feel “to portray our families as ‘perfect,’ upper-class, mainstream, two-parent homes.”
- Four percent of San Francisco high schoolers have LGBT parents, according to preliminary results of a district-wide survey given to ninth and 11th graders last spring, reports SF Weekly.
- KUT profiles lesbian moms Michelle Randolph and Emily Parks as part of their same-sex parents in Texas audio series.
- Tyeryann at BlogHer responds to her nine-year-old son’s question, “Mom, How Do Gay People Get Babies?” A great little story.
- J. P. Marzullo, a self-described “a conservative who believes in God, liberty and family values” writes an op-ed for New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor asserting “I believe in God, liberty and my gay son.”
- Gay dad Stephen Russell tells a great story at HuffPo about negotiating dating and sex with his teen son (also gay).
Law, Politics and Policy
- A Calgary judge has granted custody to a non-biological father after his former partner, the biological father, tried to deny him access to their child.
- In a similar case, the Texas Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling granting parentage to a non-biological father, although his former partner, the biological father, was trying to deny it to him. Nancy Polikoff has the details.
- A new initiative in Scotland by the National Health Service in Edinburgh, along with adoption and legal specialists, will offer LGBT people advice on starting families.