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“Conversations With People Who Hate Me” Models How We Can Start to Bridge Difference

Conversations with People Who Hate Me

Can the gap between hater and hated ever be bridged? Writer, performer, and video maker Dylan Marron asks that question in a new podcast in which he converses with those who have sent him hate mail. It offers us all some useful lessons.

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Children’s Books About Resistance and Social Justice


The recent events in Charlottesville—and the ongoing struggle our country has with racism and other forms of oppression—underscore the importance of raising children who are accepting and inclusive of all, and have the strength to stand against the actions of those who are not. Here are a few reading ideas.

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New Guide Offers Advice for and from LGBT Parents

Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Parents

As an LGBTQ parent, I sometimes feel like I’ve had to make things up as I go along. But Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents, gives queer parents and parents-to-be a handy way to tap into the collective wisdom of many who have gone before. The new book, by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt, offers stories, advice, and insight not only on starting a family, but also on navigating the years to follow.

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Two-Mom Family Featured on Disney Preschooler Show Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

The award-winning Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins has just featured its first two-mom family, with the moms voiced by Actual LesbiansTM Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi (the former a mom herself). And the moms are named after one of the most famous lesbian couples ever!

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LGBTQ Characters Get Animated

In a Heartbeat

A new animated short about two boys falling in love is going viral—but it’s not the only new cartoon about LGBTQ characters.

Take a look.

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