Category Archives: Parenting

Consensus Reached: Children of Same-Sex Parents Do Just as Well

Same-sex Families

A new study of scientific literature concludes that a consensus has been reached about how well children do with same-sex parents. You can likely guess the answer—but some are rightly questioning whether it even matters.

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Do Lesbian Moms Celebrate Father’s Day?


Father’s Day is this Sunday—a holiday that might seem to exclude children with only moms. The reality is a little more complex.

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Pro-Choice Means Having Choices


When Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that she was pregnant, anti-choice activists reacted with surprise, as if being in favor of abortion rights meant being anti-pregnancy. RH Reality Check responded in turn with the Tumblr Pregnant, Parenting, and Pro-Choice, showing that the three can and do co-exist. Here’s my contribution—share yours.

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Pride Ponderings


Pride is a funny concept, with both positive and negative connotations. It goeth before a fall. It makes a combustible pairing with prejudice. The Marines, though few, lay claim to it. Pride can be overweening. It can blind us to the needs of others. But it can also remind us of what is important in life: our children, our families, our identities.

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Children with Same-Sex Parents Shine in NYT Photo Essay


Go be inspired by photographer Gabriela Herman’s wonderful photo essay of grown children with same-sex parents in today’s New York Times.

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