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Name: Dana
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Facing Injustice for Eric Garner

Thanks, Polly — as always, your words mean a lot. I wasn’t sure if my words would come out the way I wanted them to — I guess it was a way of channeling my own rage into something (I hope) constructive.

Facebook Adds Gender-Neutral Terms for Family Members

Jonathan: Thanks so much for the link! I’ve updated the post. Clearly this wasn’t a widely publicized move — but I’m happy to know it’s been around for a few monthttp://www.mombian.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-formhs now.

Judge Is Scathing to Marriage Equality Opponents on Matter of Children

Cool! My spouse and I met in Wisconsin, although we don’t live there anymore. So great to see attitudes changing!

Judge Is Scathing to Marriage Equality Opponents on Matter of Children

Yup. I’ve never understood that argument myself. It seems such a ludicrous stretch of logic. Let’s hope the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, whenever they get to ruling on it.

Children's Books with LGBT Parents of Color

You’re welcome! Based on Bergman’s one and two tweets today, it simply seems he wasn’t aware of all the books you offered.

Happy Birthday: Mombian Is 9

Thanks for all of your support over the years, Elisa!

Radical Relations: A History of Lesbian and Gay Parents

Great observations, Mary. Clearly, there’s a lot more to explore in terms of our history — and a lot to be conscious of as a community as we move into the future.

Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day: Master List of Posts

Thanks, Mary! That’s a great idea — but would definitely take some work. Maybe I’ll try to pull something together to share by the time next year’s event rolls around. Stay tuned!

Radical Relations: A History of Lesbian and Gay Parents

No problem! Yes, this all puts me in mind of the saying that “History is written by the victors.” Looks like we’re finally winning. Having a sense of our own history is important on a personal level, too — makes us feel less like we have to make up everything as we go along (although every parent, LGBTQ and not, does some of that, I think).

Radical Relations: A History of Lesbian and Gay Parents

Thanks, Mary! Yes, the change over time that you note is interesting. Rivers covers some of it in his book, but clearly there’s more to be said.

Melissa Harris-Perry on Motherhood, Marriage Equality

Good point. Nuance isn’t something that works well in many media venues, alas.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

You’re very welcome! Thanks for your great post!

LGBT-Inclusive Books for Middle-Grade Readers

Thanks for the suggestion, Jan! Will check it out.

Milestones in LGBT Parenting History

Thanks so much! You’re very kind. So glad you liked the post.

Post of the Week: "Power of Two"

Thank YOU for your courage in writing it. I’m sure many other families will find strength in your words.

New Board Books for the Youngest Children of Same-Sex Parents

Click the linked titles, and you’ll go to authors’ site, where you can order.

On 9/11, a Wish for Understanding

Thanks, riz! That means a lot to me.

So cool the Gotham class mentioned Mombian. Please thank the instructor for me!

Post of the Week: "What do you call your moms?"

Well, I think she’s speaking from her own experience with one bio and one nonbio mom. She’s not trying to cover all situations. My spreadsheet on lesbian naming conventions certainly has room for adoptive parents.

What Married and Unmarried Same-Sex Parents Should Know About Family Leave

Good question, Valerie. I’m not a lawyer, so take this as merely a layperson’s guess, but since FMLA is federal, I believe the fed government could force state employers to honor it for same-sex couples. At this juncture, it might still mean hiring a lawyer or going to court to make it happen — depends on how obstinate the employer is.

Betty Crocker Bakes Cakes for Minnesota Same-Sex Weddings

Cool! So great to see they’re really behind their inclusive campaign!