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Telling Stories of Jewish LGBTQ Families

The Flower Girl Wore Celery

The Jewish High Holiday season is this week, so let’s take a look at some new stories that feature queer, Jewish families, including a children’s picture book and a grown-up memoir by a woman with four lesbian moms.

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Summer Read: Love’s Promises

Love's Promises - Martha Ertman

When my spouse and I decided to become parents, the first thing we did, like so many LGBTQ people, was find a lawyer. That’s why I was fascinated with a new book that explores the rich and longstanding relationship between contracts and families.

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Gay Dad’s Funny New Memoir on International Adoption


A friend of Jeffrey Roach and Ken Manford once told them that as the first gay dads many people had ever seen, “You’re ambassadors whether you like it or not.” Roach’s new memoir “PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby” might thus be considered a sort of ambassadorial communiqué, but with a hefty addition of humor and heart.

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Two Books Tell the Stories of LGBTQ Families

Modern Families

Stories have power. Two new collections of stories about the creation of LGBTQ families reinforce that point with two very different approaches.

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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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