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New Publishing Company Launches with Audre Lorde Biography

The Wind is Spirit

A new publishing company by three powerhouse women is launching with a new “bio/anthology” of feminist icon and lesbian mom Audre Lorde by Dr. Gloria Joseph, Lorde’s partner in the latter years of her life.

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A Holiday Gift Guide for LGBTQ Families

Gay and Lesbian History for Kids

My annual gift guide for LGBTQ families is usually a roundup of the best LGBTQ-inclusive children’s and parenting books of the year—but I’m delighted that this year’s list includes several inclusive kids’ music albums as well.

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A Baker’s Dozen of Books About Adoption by LGBTQ Parents

In Our Mothers' House

It’s National Adoption Day, so I’m celebrating by sharing a baker’s dozen of books about LGBTQ parents and adoption–children’s books, memoirs, and social science studies.

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Keeping the Queer in Queer Families

Paige Schilt and Family

The tension between assimilation and queerness has long hovered over the LGBTQ community. As English writer Jonathan Kemp said a few years ago, “The assimilationists want gay marriage, inclusion in the military, the right to adopt children…. Queers, on the other hand … [regard] the most vibrant and radical aspect of homosexuality as being precisely its opposition to normative sexuality and society.” Two new memoirs, however, show that these concepts do not always have to oppose each other.

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Sleater-Kinney Star Writes of Dad’s Coming Out

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Carrie Brownstein is best known as part of the band Sleater-Kinney and for developing and starring in the award-winning comedy series Portlandia. She wrote recently at the New Yorker about her dad’s coming out.

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