Category Archives: Selves and Identities

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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Bloggers: Post for LGBT Elders Monday

Gen Silent

I’m in my late 40s. I don’t consider myself old. But I do think about growing older—and about why we need to work now to address the serious challenges LGBT elders face. Please join me this Monday in raising awareness of these issues.

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“Transgender Parents” Film Shows Varied Stories

Transgender Parents

It’s Transgender Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share a trailer for the documentary “Transgender Parents.”

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Butch and Pregnant: What to Wear

By ThisParticularGreg (Flickr) CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Continuing this week’s theme of pregnancy on the masculine side of the gender spectrum, let’s ask: What does the discerning yet pregnant butch or otherwise masculine-identified person wear?

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Mother of Computer Programming Had a Queer Dad

Ada Lovelace

Fun fact for LGBTQ History Month: Ada Lovelace, widely acknowledged to be the world’s first computer programmer and the founder of scientific computing, had a queer dad.

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