You are cordially invited to participate in the second annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day on June 1. I’m especially pleased to announce that the Family Pride Coalition will be sponsoring this year’s event and working in conjunction with us to get the word out and raise visibility for our families.
Last year, over 130 bloggers participated, including lesbian moms, gay dads, adult children of LGBT parents, members of the transgender community, LGBT individuals without children, and straight allies. Countries represented included the United States as well as Australia, Canada, and the UK. Some bloggers told stories about their paths to parenthood, or tales about their children; some wrote about LGBT relatives or friends; others discussed current political events; and several spoke of why their faith obliges them to support LGBT rights. This year’s writings should be equally diverse and compelling.
Here’s how it works:
- Blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 1, 2007.
- Any blogger who wants to support LGBT families is welcome, LGBT or not, parent or not. I especially encourage those who don’t usually post about LGBT families or LGBT issues, as well as those for whom every day is Blogging for LGBT Families Day.
- Leave a comment on this post, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the permalink to your post. (If you know how, you may also add the tag “blogging for lgbt families day” to your entry.)
- I’ll compile the posts and highlight them here on June 1. Come back and read the stories and insights of our community and allies.
In the meantime, please download a banner and promote the event on your site. The more people who participate, the more awareness we can raise.