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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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Harry Potter and the LGBTQ Family

Hogwarts Express

I wrote this for my Mombian newspaper column at the end of June; I’m reposting it here in honor of Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling’s birthdays today.

June 26 is an auspicious date. Not only did the U.S. Supreme Court issue its marriage equality decision on that day in 2015, but 20 years ago, on June 26, 1997, the world first learned of a boy named Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione. I’ve read J. K. Rowling’s series three times to myself and once out loud to my son (who then re-read it on his own a few years later), and wanted to mark the combined anniversary with a few lessons from Harry Potter for LGBTQ families.

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New Women’s March Coloring Book — with Queer Families (and Many More)

We March

A new coloring book for all ages celebrates last January’s Women’s March—and includes several queer families and individuals among the many diverse people in its pages.

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“Families Like Yours” Film about LGBT Families Gets World Premiere

Families Like Yours

Families Like Yours, a new documentary “exploring the love, compassion, sacrifice, and success of LGBT families in America,” premiered in New York City yesterday, and will soon make its way to LGBT film festivals and conferences around the world. Watch a trailer.

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