Category Archives: Parenting

LGBTQ Parenting Roundup: Pre-Turkey Edition

LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

It’s time to round up some of the stories I haven’t covered here already. There’s lots going on, so have a read while you’re in between holiday preparations.

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Women Prefer Intellectual, Shy Sperm Donors

Egg and sperm

Women who find sperm donors through informal, online channels tend to prefer ones who are “more intellectual, shy and systematic,” concludes a new study.

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A Baker’s Dozen of Books About Adoption by LGBTQ Parents

In Our Mothers' House

It’s National Adoption Day, so I’m celebrating by sharing a baker’s dozen of books about LGBTQ parents and adoption–children’s books, memoirs, and social science studies.

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10 Resources for LGBTQ People Considering Adoption

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, so here’s my revised list of resources for LGBTQ people considering adoption.

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LGBTQ Families, Past, Present, and Future


I love LGBTQ History Month almost more than I love Pride Month. Going to grad school in history will do that. Keeping in mind the truism “History is written by the victors” and philosopher George Santayana’s observation, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” I find there’s something about looking at our queer past that feels empowering and vital.

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