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What LGBTQ Family Topics Need Better Media Coverage? #LGBTMedia17

LGBT Media Journalists Convening

I have the honor of once again attending the LGBT Media Journalists Convening, as bloggers and journalists from both LGBTQ and mainstream media gather next week in Orlando, Florida to share ideas, hone our skills, and discuss issues relevant to all of us. I therefore have some questions for all of you.

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A Shining New Novel About a Transgender Child and Her Parents

This Is How It Always Is

Transgender children have been much in the headlines after President Trump rescinded Title IX protections for trans students. That would be enough to make Laurie Frankel’s new novel, about parents raising a trans daughter, relevant and timely. This Is How It Always Is would, however, be an exceptional book about parenting, family, and identity at any time.

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SNL and the Lesbian Moms of “Cherry Grove”

SNL Cherry Grove

Saturday Night Live spoofed Logo’s new show Fire Island by creating Cherry Grove, a fictional show about a group of “affluent lesbians” raising children.

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A Big Week in LGBTQ Family TV

The Fosters

It was a big week in the representation of LGBTQ families on television—across several shows, for several ages. But is LGBTQ diversity on TV as deep as that might make it seem?

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New Kids’ Picture Book and Video on Gender Identity

Who Are You?

In light of the Trump administration’s decision yesterday to rescind guidance that protected transgender students, I felt it was especially important to share a great new resource for kids (and their grown-ups) about gender identity.

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