Thanks for all of your support over the years, Elisa!
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.
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!
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).
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.
Thanks for the tip! Added!
Good point. Nuance isn’t something that works well in many media venues, alas.
Thanks for the info! I’ll update the post!
You’re very welcome! Thanks for your great post!
Thanks for the suggestion, Jan! Will check it out.
Great story, RoiAnn! Thanks so much for sharing.
Agreed! That’s a great idea.
Thanks so much! You’re very kind. So glad you liked the post.
Thank YOU for your courage in writing it. I’m sure many other families will find strength in your words.
Click the linked titles, and you’ll go to authors’ site, where you can order.
Thanks, riz! That means a lot to me.
So cool the Gotham class mentioned Mombian. Please thank the instructor for me!
Thanks, Lisa. Glad you liked it.
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.
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.
Cool! So great to see they’re really behind their inclusive campaign!
Oh, you’re very welcome! Thank you for the thoughtful post!
That’s so kind, Stephanie! Thank you so much–and thank you for keeping us informed about what’s going on in Germany and Europe.
Thanks for sharing this. A little defensive, are they?
Wouldn’t that be nice!
Thanks, Kim! Yes, I think same- and different-sex couples are more alike than not. Having said that, I put in the romance/sex line because there are unfortunately some people who still think same-sex parents will do inappropriate things in front of their kids. (Seriously, though, if they want to stop gay sex, they should encourage us all to get married and have kids.)