2014familyday403It’s Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day! Below is the master list of contributed posts, which I will keep updated throughout the day. Please come back to check the list for new additions you haven’t read! Thanks to all who participated!

To submit a post, complete the form at the end of this post. Older posts are welcome, too. If you don’t have a blog of your own, make a public Facebook post, upload to a video- or photo-sharing site and leave the link, or leave your contribution in a comment.

Please allow some time between submitting a post and its appearance in the list below. I will be updating the list as fast as possible, but new posts may not appear immediately.

You can also tweet in support of LGBTQ families and use the hashtag #lgbtqfamilies. Your tweets will then appear in the list over in the sidebar. (You can follow the hashtag using your favorite Twitter software, too.)

Please encourage all your friends, LGBTQ and not, to participate!

Your contributed posts, in chronological order, are below.

    1. The Magpie Librarian: I AM READING THIS SO HARD RIGHT NOW: If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan
    2. www.leahslife.com: I am a Transvestite
    3. My Motherfull Family: Questions not to ask the mixed race daughter of two Jewish lesbians
    4. Nick King’s World: We just can’t decide…
    5. Rebel Parents: Sawdust
    6. Circle Surrogacy Blog: Surrogate Mother Stories: Working with same-sex intended parents
    7. Doorknobs That Lock: Celebrating junior prom
    8. Two-and-a-half-women.tumblr.com: Better to Be Straight if You Can
    9. Life With Teenagers: Mixed Medley
    10. The Handsome Father – Addison “Duke” Nelson: Building a “not-so-dangerous” life
    11. The Handsome Father – Andy Miller: The Path to Fatherhood
    12. The Handsome Father – Craig Peterson: Greetings from Indiana
    13. The Handsome Father – Juan Luque: Not Born to be a Father
    14. The Handsome Father – Manny Velasquez-Paredes: Our First Adventure
    15. The Handsome Father – Scott Patrick: Halfway Through the Start
    16. KidSafe by COLAGE: Two Separate Identities
    17. Dads of Pride Park: But still no flying cars!
    18. Rainbow Family News: Our Kids At Pride
    19. Serendipitydodah: Serendipitydodah For Moms
    20. Bread and Roses: Because My Daughter Could Have Died Alone
    21. Designer Daddy: A Gay Man’s Tribute to Fred Phelps
    22. Keshet: She Is Who He Is
    23. Keshet: Coming Out at Shabbat Dinner
    24. Keshet: Life After Love: Cher & Jewish Mourning Rituals
    25. Keshet: And We March On: 10 Years of Marriage Equality in MA
    26. Huffington Post: This True Story Of A Girl Adopted By Lesbian Parents Challenges All Kinds Of Prejudices
    27. Huffington Post: WATCH: Incredible Story Of Transgender Son Will Have You Ugly Crying… And Then Cheering
    28. Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents: Summertime Traditions For Our LGBTQ Family
    29. Dykefruit: Our Family’s First Pride Festival
    30. Gays with Kids: Born into the culture wars: Growing up with LGBT parents Part 1
    31. GaybyDads: Gayby Baby Shower
    32. Gays With Kids – Brian Rosenberg: All You Need is a Suitcase or a Drawer
    33. GLAAD Blog: A family of trans advocates and their tenacious daughter who started it all
    34. Gays With Kids – GWK Staff: The Birth of Gays With Kids
    35. Gays With Kids – David Dodge: The Known Sperm Donor
    36. Believe Out Loud – Latisha Di Venuto: The Power Of Grace In My Non-Traditional Family
    37. Labels are for Jars: Pink and Purple: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day
    38. Believe Out Loud – Pamela G. Frazier: A Mother’s Letter of Acceptance
    39. Believe Out Loud: 5 Tips for Talking to Your Conservative Friends and Family
    40. Believe Out Loud – Holli Long: 4 Reasons This Christian Family Supports Marriage Equality
    41. Gays With Kids – Barry Kriebel Jr.: Filing Single When You Have a Husband … and Kids …
    42. Gays With Kids – http://gayswithkids.com/journey-foster-care-ready/: The Journey to Foster Care: Are You Ready?
    43. Gays With Kids – Barry Kriebel Jr.: Disney Magic: It’s a Small World After All
    44. Gays With Kids – Barry Kriebel Jr.: Ring Out the Wedding Bells in Pennsylvania
    45. My Motherfull Family: Coming out as a member of an LGBT+ family
    46. TimeForFamilies.com: Donor Dad Perspective
    47. GLAAD: Cecilia Aldarondo: The Family Secrets In My Grandmother’s Bible
    48. Gays With Kids – The Vandernails Parenting Class 101
    49. Gays With Kids – The Vandernails Salute to Mother’s Day
    50. One Mom’s Twitter Experience, and other life awakenings : Just another Monday…
    51. VillageQ: Blogging for LGBTQ Families: VillageQ Haiku
    52. Mommy Man: 5 Myths About Gay Parents I’d Like to Wipe Out Forever
    53. Uncle Roger’s Notebooks of Daily Life: I’m Going To Disneyland
    54. GLAAD: Greg Bourke & Michael De Leon on advocacy and raising teens in a multi-racial family for #LGBTQfamilies Day
    55. SafariDad: There’ll Be No Coming Out In My House
    56. Do I Look Like A Writer In This?: The Child With 5 Grandmas
    57. writeidea8: Unchartered Waters
    58. writeidea8: Return of Date Night
    59. writeidea8: Thanksgiving Tradition
    60. Gramps Against C.R.A.M.P.S.: A slight “side trip”…Huh??
    61. Living Hypothetically: We All Sing in the Same Voice
    62. GLAAD: Kim Watson on being a mother, wife, and mentor of trans experience for #LGBTQFamilies Day
    63. Matt & Trey Adopt Harper: Harper’s Birthmother Shares Her Story
    64. Crunchy Granola: Love Perseveres
    65. GLAAD: “Coming out: What divided my life into Before and After:” A bisexual teen’s story for #LGBTQFamilies Day
    66. Designer Daddy: So I’m Engaged… Again
    67. Designer Daddy: A Journey To Family
    68. Designer Daddy: An Open Letter to Photo Card Companies: LGBT Families Celebrate Christmas, Too
    69. Are You the Babysitter? My LGBTQ Family
    70. Adventurous Moms: We’re Just an Ordinary Two-Mom Family
    71. GLAAD: Recent college grad thanks her moms for helping her thrive, being brave #LGBTQFamilies Day
    72. Clare Says: My best reason
    73. A Mother’s Musings: Graduating HS
    74. Our Family Coalition Blog: Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family
    75. Gay Family Trips – Travel Advisor: Family Week in Provincetown
    76. Gay Family Trips – Travel Advisor: What’s So Different About Traveling as a Gay Family?
    77. Gay Family Trips – Trip Advisor: Europe with a Toddler in Tow
    78. Gay Family Trips – Travel Advisor: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other
    79. Network for Peace through Blogging: Peace Through Dinner Dialogue – LGBTQ Families Day
    80. Jon Hoadley for State Representative (Michigan) Campaign Blog: Happy LGBTQ Family Day!
    81. fromclubtocradle: information superhighway
    82. GLAAD: Adoption advocate & father challenges expectations
    83. GLAAD: The privilege to feel safe: GLAAD’s President on why equality for #LGBTQfamilies is personal
    84. mombians2be: I am not a surrogate
    85. Let Love Define Family: Ricardo And Jesse’s Story
    86. Let Love Define Family: Mignon and Elaine’s Story
    87. Let Love Define Family: The Alvarez-Suarez Story
    88. Let Love Define Family: The White Family’s Story
    89. Let Love Define Family: Wendy Williams Montgomery, Mormon Mother, Shares Story About Gay Son
    90. Let Love Define Family: Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s Story
    91. Let Love Define Family: Heidi and Karla’s Story
    92. FreedHearts.org: To Christian Parents of Gay Children
    93. FreedHearts.org: To a Church that Dehumanizes Gays
    94. FreedHearts.org: “Have a good life. Goodbye.” – Dad
    95. GLAAD: Ben, 21-year-old gay man lost to suicide, remembered by his mom & 10-year-old sister
    96. FreedHearts.org: What’s Your Stake in the Gay Debate?
    97. FreedHearts.org: Moms, You’re Not a Disappointment
    98. Moms Rising: Five Things to Know About Obamacare for LGBT Families
    99. Moms Rising: Queering the Wage Gap
    100. Bloggity Bloo: So I Married a Mormon (ps I’m Gay…)
    101. Love Matters: MVA and old ladies…the good and the bad
    102. Love Matters: Idols aren’t just golden calves
    103. GLAD: Equal Justice Under Law: Beyond Belts and Suspenders: Protecting LGBT Families
    104. Giggle and Hugs: One Year Later
    105. Gays With Kids – Frank Emanuele: It Takes a Village to Make a Child
    106. Gays with Kids – Frank Emanuele: Special Travel Companions
    107. Baba-Hood: Today. A Day.
    108. @Vermont: Family of Four: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day 2014
    109. And the Next Day: Blogging for LGBTQ Familes: Now With Children
    110. Two Moms to Be Proud? Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day
    111. Notes from Stand Up Stand Out South Metro MN: Happy Fathers’ Day
    112. Almost There: Defining the LGBTQ+ Family
    113. Big Dyke Mama: #LGBTQfamilies
    114. Lesbian Dad by way of Facebook: Untitled!
    115. Moms and Bombs: 5 things you may not know about Queerspawn
    116. the queer contingent: Cheers to Anon
    117. Gays With Kids – Bill Delaney: Born into the Culture Wars: Growing Up with LGBT Parents – Part I
    118. Gays With Kids – Bill Delaney: Coming out about their families: Growing up with LGBT Parents – Part 2
    119. Gays With Kids – Bill Delaney: Being gay with gay parents: Growing up with LGBT Parents – Part 3
    120. Leaps and Bounds: Thoughts on Love and Acceptance
    121. Pieces Of Religion: Think Before You Speak – Questions that Erk Me
    122. Gays with Kids – Bill Delaney: Is Your Child a Status Symbol, Social Experiment, or Tool of the Gay Agenda?
    123. ElixHer: Our Family: Onyx Keesha & Noble Julz
    124. MomsRising – Rev. Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy: Just Like You