Category Archives: Health and Safety

Voices Out of the Silence

Day of Silence 2015

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. LGBTQ youth and those with LGBTQ parents still face challenges—but there are slow changes for the better.

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Doctor Refuses to Care for Lesbian Moms’ Baby


File this under “despicable.” A two-mom couple in Michigan says the pediatrician they had selected to care for their newborn daughter has refused because they are lesbians.

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A Mother’s Journey as “Reluctant Outlier”

Speech Bubble

Here’s a great read to start your week. Alysia Abbott writes about how raising her son, who is autistic, relates to her experience growing up with her gay dad and being part of “an outlier community” in both cases.

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Everything Changes: My Mother’s Cancer

In a moment, everything can change. On December 23, my 72-year-old mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to her bones and brain.

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Stories of Parents with HIV/AIDS

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Today is World AIDS Day, and it’s worth checking out these sites and writers who are sharing stories of parents with HIV/AIDS, from their own perspectives and those of their children.

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