Jennifer Tyrrell and Son

Parenting magazine has named lesbian mom Jennifer Tyrrell one of its “Best Parents of 2012.” The Ohio mom has been speaking out since April when the Boy Scouts of America told her that because of her sexual orientation, she could no longer serve as the den leader of her son’s Cub Scout chapter.

Lists like this are entirely subjective, of course, and carry no lasting significance, but the fact that lesbian moms are on them, speaking out against discrimination, is nevertheless sign of a step forward.

(H/t GLAAD.)