Tomorrow is Blogging for LGBT Families Day! Posts are already starting to come in. If you want your link to appear here early tomorrow, send it early! Full details are here; the short version is: blog in support of LGBT families on or before June 2, and send me the link or leave a comment here.
Please also download a banner and promote the event on your site. The more people who participate, the more impact our voices will have.
Here are a few frequently asked questions:
Do I need to be LGBT? No, just supportive.
Do I need to have kids? What about my cat? Define “family” as you will.
What if I always write about my LGBT family? Great! Just do what you normally do, and send me the link. Or write a special post for the occasion if you want to, but don’t feel obligated.
What if I never write about LGBT issues? If you want to say something in support of LGBT families, then this event gives you an excuse. Feel free to tie it into your regular blog theme, e.g., if you write about kids’ literature, write about an LGBT-inclusive kids’ book.
What if I want to share a photo or video? That’s fine. Post them on your blog or a photo or video sharing site. If you use a sharing site, make sure to set them to be public. Then send me the link.
What do I do if I don’t have a blog? If you don’t have a blog, you may also leave a comment on the master Blogging for LGBT Families Day post I will put up on June 2. If you only post on Facebook or MySpace, you may add me, Dana Rudolph, as a friend to notify me of a post there. (Here’s my Facebook page and my MySpace page. If you do a search for my name, though, make sure to look for the event banner image, as there are multiple Dana Rudolphs.) If you do have a regular blog, I much prefer that you post there, since then your post will be readable even by those who don’t have Facebook or MySpace accounts—and the whole point here is to share our posts.
Thanks to the Family Equality Council for their sponsorship of this event.