The common media image of lesbian and gay parents leaves one with the impression that we’re all white and middle class—even though the data tell us otherwise. And while a few media channels (like the New York Times) have tried to correct that, there is definitely a lack of representation of LGBT parents of color in the media. EBONY magazine is helping to change that, however.
Over the past several months, EBONY has published two articles by veteran journalist Rod McCullom: “Making It Work: Black Same-Sex Couples Raising Kids in the South [PDF],” (October 2011) and, in a special Mother’s Day report, “She Calls Us Both ‘Mom’ [PDF]” (May 2012).
Both articles feature great family stories that are well worth a read, no matter your color.
(Mombian also gets a mention in the list of “Real-Life Resources for Moms” at the end of the May 2012 article. Thanks, Rod!)