10 Frequently Asked Questions About Blogging for LGBT Families Day

2013familydayBlogging for LGBT Families Day is coming up in a week, on June 3. Got questions? We’ve got answers!

  1. I’m not LGBT. May I participate? Of course! Blogging for LGBT Families Day is meant to bring together bloggers who are LGBT as well as our families and allies. It’s a celebration of LGBT families whether you’re part of one, know one, or just want to support them.
  2. How do you define “family”? However you want. That’s kind of the point.
  3. What do I have to post about? Anything that could be construed as supportive of LGBT families. It could be a personal anecdote, political commentary, media review, satire, poem, photo, or video, among other things.
  4. My blog isn’t about LGBT families. How can that work? If you don’t usually post about LGBT families, feel free to tie in your normal topics, e.g., if you’re a food blogger, you could write about having dinner (real or imagined) with the lesbian moms down the street.
  5. I’ll be out of town on June 3. May I submit early? Yes, please! The form is below. I won’t post the list of submissions until June 3 (and I’ll keep updating it all day), but if you get your post in early, it will be among the first to be seen.
  6. I have a great post on LGBT families that I wrote a while back. May I submit it, or do I have to write a new one? Already-written ones are fine, although I discourage you from submitting the same one you’ve submitted to this event in a previous year.
  7. I have a great new book/product for LGBT families. May I submit a post about it? I discourage purely commercial posts. If you want to post more broadly about what motivates you to support LGBT families, that’s fine, but please refrain from making a product pitch.
  8. I don’t have a blog. How can I participate? Several ways:
    • Write at a group blog or community you belong to (or join one, like BlogHer).
    • Make a video and upload it to your YouTube channel.
    • Ask a local or national LGBT, parenting, or faith organization (among others) if you can submit a post to their blog. (Look at their staff list and find who’s in charge of their online stuff or their general communications, and ask nicely.)
    • Leave your post as a comment on the master post here on June 3.
    • Tweet about the event using the hashtag #lgbtfamilies.
  9. I want everyone I know to participate, too. How can I help spread the word? Post at your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, and other social media locations now to let people know the event is coming up. E-mail your friends (but don’t spam people).
  10. Can you give me an easy message of < 140 characters for Twitter? Join me in supporting #LGBTfamilies by posting on Blogging for #LGBT Families Day June 3! All welcome! Pls RT! goo.gl/fb/wQoe2