2013familydayPosts are already rolling in to celebrate Blogging for LGBT Families Day this coming Monday—and while you’re welcome to wait until June 3, I imagine many of you are already thinking about what to post. Here are 15 ideas to motivate you.

Some of these ideas may apply more to members of the LGBT community; others may apply more to allies. Keep in mind that you are not limited by these suggestions—feel free to post about anything else that inspires you, as long as it relates somehow to the topic of LGBT families.

As soon as you’ve posted, please submit the link using the form at the bottom of this post, so I can add you to the master list that will appear here on June 3. I’ll update the list throughout the day on the 3rd—but the earlier you submit, the longer your link will be visible here for all to see.

  1. An anecdote from your daily family life. Your post doesn’t need to be epic (although it can be, if that’s how you roll). Sometimes an everyday moment says it all.
  2. A story about an LGBT family you know. What has knowing them meant to you and/or your kids?
  3. Why you want(ed) to become a parent.
  4. One thing about your family that makes it different from most others around you, and one thing that makes it the same.
  5. How coming out or transitioning has affected your relationship(s) with your child(ren) or your parent(s).
  6. Your favorite book, movie, or TV show that includes LGBT parents and/or their children.
  7. How you’d incorporate LGBT parents or kids into an existing book, movie, or TV show that doesn’t have them.
  8. How a law or court ruling for or against LGBT equality has affected your family or one you know.
  9. Why you support a bill or pending court ruling for LGBT equality.
  10. A photo or video of your family.
  11. How becoming a parent has changed your relationship with your extended family.
  12. The one thing you’d most like to tell [fill in a politician’s name] about LGBT families.
  13. How your faith informs your parenting, or your views on LGBT families.
  14. A poem about your family or a family you know.
  15. Your favorite family activity.

Thanks to the Family Equality Council for sponsoring the event this year.