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Denying LGBTQ Identities in Death

Photo credit: Jessie Eastland, under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

My mother recently died from cancer, and so end-of-life issues are much on my mind. As a straight, cisgender woman, she will be buried next to my father under a common gravestone, with the name she prefers. Our family will honor both her individual identity and the life she and my father created together. Not all LGBTQ people can expect the same, however, as several recent incidents have reminded us.

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“Camperships” Available to Defray Costs of LGBTQ-Friendly Kids’ Camp


Want an LGBTQ-friendly place for your kids to spend time this summer, but worried about the costs? I’m pleased to report that CampOUT, for kids of LGBTQ parents and LGBTQ kids, is offering almost full “camperships” for the fees of many campers.

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Ohio Lesbian Moms Lead Way in Opening Up Marriage Recognition for ALL


A federal court in Ohio on Friday announced that it will soon rule that the state’s ban on recognizing the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is unconstitutional — bringing immediate relief to the four married plaintiff couples seeking to ensure their children’s legal security by having both parents on their children’s birth certificates.

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BlogHer Shoutouts

BlogHer ’11 has been over for more than a week now, but I went right from the conference to an extended vacation with my in-laws. They took all of us, plus my spouse’s siblings and their kids, on a cruise to Mexico (about which more later), but since I bled money every time I logged […]

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Same-Sex Parents: More than a Boom

Data from Census 2010 is slowly rolling in, state by state, and so far, it looks like about one quarter of same-sex couples are raising children, in states as diverse as Alabama, California, Hawaii, and Wyoming. The diligent demographers at the Williams Institute of UCLA are doing the analysis; they have yet to release breakdowns […]

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