Blogging for LGBT Families DayBlogging for LGBT Families Day will take place again this year between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, to honor both but also to indicate that not all families fit the traditional model of one mother and one father. The event will be on June 2nd this year, not the 1st as in the past, because the 1st falls on a Sunday, a low-traffic day in the blogosphere.

Contribute a post and join the celebration and the outreach. Any blogger who wants to support LGBT families is welcome, LGBT or not, parent or not. I 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. Give it a spin based on your usual blog topics. There’s no set formula or format. Photos and videos are also welcome. (Post them on your own site, however; don’t e-mail them to me.)

The list of last year’s contributions is still online for your perusal.

Please also download a banner and promote the event on your site. The more people who participate, the more impact our voices will have.

After that:

  • Blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 2, 2008.
  • Leave a comment on this post, or send an e-mail to with the permalink to your post. (If you know how, you may also add the tag “blogging for lgbt families day” to your entry.)
  • If you only post on Facebook or MySpace, you may also add me, Dana Rudolph, as a friend to notify me of your post. (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.
  • I’ll compile the posts and highlight them here on June 2. Come back and read the stories and insights of our community and allies.

Thanks to the Family Equality Council for sponsorship of the event.

I hope many of you will be a part of this.