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Cricket Magazines Want Your Stories of LGBTQ Families

Cricket Magazines

Continuing the ongoing story of if and how children’s magazines include LGBTQ families and people: An editor at Cricket Media has contacted me to say they’d love submissions of stories about LGBTQ families

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Cricket Media Provides Contrast in Kids’ Magazine LGBTQ Inclusion

Cricket Magazine excerpt

After an Internet uproar over the past few days over Highlights magazine’s initially weak response to why they haven’t included LGBTQ families in their pages, I reached out to Cricket Media, another long-time behemoth in children’s magazine publishing, to see if they had ever done so. Here’s what they said.

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#HighlightLGBTFamilies Urging LGBTQ Inclusion in Highlights Magazine


Many of us, I imagine, remember Highlights magazine from our youth. The publication gave one queer mom a less than satisfactory answer about why they haven’t included LGBTQ families on their pages—and LGBTQ families are responding.

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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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New Kids’ Book on Bodies Is Trans-Inclusive

A new children’s picture book about human bodies includes transgender and gender nonconforming people as well as same-sex parents. That’s a rare and wonderful thing, making this a welcome book, despite a few caveats.

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