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“She Got Me Pregnant”: Episode 6

In this edition of our weekly video blog, brought to you in partnership with After Ellen, my partner Helen and I offer a few specific ideas and some general advice for parents and others buying gifts for children over the holidays. Plus: tattoos of your children’s names, regendered dolls, and sparkly boas! Online Videos by […]

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Domestic Partnering in the New Year

I’m bringing you a guest post today by Beren DeMotier, author of The Brides of March, a memoir of the brief period of legal marriage for same-sex couples in Multnomah County, Oregon. (I reviewed it in June.) Her piece below continues the tale as she ponders the upcoming legalization of domestic partnerships in the Beaver […]

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LGBT Rights: The Religious Perspective

One of the contributors to Blogging for LGBT Families Day just wrote a great article for the Syracuse Post-Standard, on finding God’s love and community as a lesbian family. I’m not particularly religious myself, but it makes me sick when the ultra-conservatives try to frame LGBT rights as a matter of the religious vs. the […]

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Words from Our Allies

Many straight allies submitted entries to Blogging for LGBT Families Day, proving once again that LGBT rights is not merely an interest-group issue. (Unless, of course, you count all those in favor of equality an interest group.) Here are some extracts: “I am a heterosexual, ten-years-married mother of two who cannot understand how anyone’s loving, […]

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The Activist Parent

For me, one of the great pleasures from Blogging for LGBT Families Day has been reading posts that make me think. Matt over at The Q-Triad Blog wrote something that seems particularly appropriate today, as all the major (and many minor) American LGBT Web sites are urging us to contact our senators and stop the […]

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What Is Family?

the U. S. Senate debate on the Federal Marriage Amendment today, here are some selections from Blogging for LGBT Families Day, on the topic of what makes a family. “What children really need is love. The source of that love does not matter. It can be the stereotypical nuclear family or it can be a […]

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For the Children

This post is in honor of National Child’s Day, a time declared by President Bush to “reaffirm our commitment to America’s children” and “to take an active role in helping nurture the minds and character of our Nation’s children.” It draws upon entries from Blogging for LGBT Families Day. “Being a parent isn’t about sex, […]

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day – Recap

Over 130 blogs took part in Blogging for LGBT Families Day, sharing thoughts and experiences about what it means to be a family. Contributors represented every part of the LGBT spectrum, straight allies, those with LGBT children, children with LGBT parents, non parents, expectant and prospective parents, biological and non-biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, […]

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Snoring for LGBT Families

Here is a full count of the blogs that contributed to Blogging for LGBT Families Day on June 1. I am honored that so many of you were willing to share your thoughts and stories for the event. I am now going to bed, as it’s far too late for the mother of a three-year-old […]

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day – My Own Post

I thought the most appropriate post for me to write in honor of Blogging for LGBT Families Day would be about my reasons for organizing this event.

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day – Participating Blogs

It’s here! Today is Blogging for LGBT Families Day, a day to raise awareness about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) families. Why June 1st? This date falls exactly between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As such, it honors mothers and fathers equally, but also conveys that not all families fit into the traditional structure […]

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Lambda Legal Resources for LGBT Families

Lambda Legal is the organization spearheading many of the “impact litigation” cases for LGBT rights. They recently took the lead in striking down an Oklahoma law that banned the state from recognizing adoptions by same-sex parents, even if the adoptions were done legally in other states. Lambda was also kind enough to help promote Blogging […]

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HRC Resources for LGBT Families

The Human Rights Campaign has promoted Blogging for LGBT Families Day through their Web site and Family News e-newsletter. As a thank you, I wanted to point out some of the resources they have available for LGBT families in the U. S.: The HRC Family Project is the place to start. For parents, it has: […]

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Tomorrow Is Blogging for LGBT Families Day

Tomorrow is Blogging for LGBT Families Day. I’m very excited by the response. Thanks to all of you who have already indicated that you’ll join us, and who have promoted the event on your blogs. If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late. To participate, just write a relevant post, then link, comment or e-mail […]

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Mombian on The Gay Parenting Show

Scott Sherman recently interviewed me for his wonderful podcast, The Gay Parenting Show. If you’re not a regular listener, I urge you to hop over for a visit. My part is about 24 minutes into today’s show. You can also enjoy Scott’s discussion of his own family and their major upcoming event as well as […]

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Parent Hacks

A big thanks to Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks for helping to spread the word about Blogging for LGBT Families Day. If you haven’t been to the Parent Hacks site yet, you should take a look. It’s a collaborative blog chock-full of practical tips and advice from real parents. Recent posts include Quick, Healthy Breakfast […]

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HRC Coverage of Blogging for LGBT Families Day

A big thank-you to the Human Rights Campaign Family Project for their piece about Blogging for LGBT Families Day. They call it a “premiere blogosphere event.” (Their words, not mine.) Let’s not prove them wrong. Please pass the word along on your blogs, and ask any bloggers you know who want to share positive insights […]

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day: Update 1

Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far to join the fun on Blogging for LGBT Families Day. I’m happy to report that participants include lesbian moms, gay dads, adult children of LGBT parents, members of the trans community, and straight allies. There are those who have children, those who are trying to, and […]

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2006

If you’re looking for information about the 2007 Blogging for LGBT Families Day, please click here. UPDATE, June 1, 2006: The list of participating blogs is here. I’m declaring June 1, 2006 Blogging for LGBT Families Day, a day to raise awareness about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) families. I want to invite you […]

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