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100+ Books, Videos, and Articles By People with LGBTQ Parents

My Moms R Gay

I’ve just updated my list of dozens of books, videos, and articles by people with LGBTQ parents—these have been among the most useful resources for helping me think about how to talk with my own son about our family structure.

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What Does Social Science Say About Kids of Lesbian and Gay Parents?

LGBTQ Families

A new policy brief gives us a great summary of the state of social science research about lesbian and gay parents and our children.

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Mazel Tov to My Son


On Saturday, my son became a bar mitzvah, taking on the mantle of Jewish adulthood. I couldn’t be prouder—and I couldn’t be more thankful for the family and friends who came together to support him.

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Tomorrow’s Post Will Be Preempted by my Son’s Bar Mitzvah


I’m about to be the mother of a teenager. A little event we’re having for the occasion on Saturday means I’m going to be too busy actually parenting to be writing about parenting for the next couple of days. Hope you understand.

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Child Health Outcomes the Same with Two Moms or Mom and Dad: New Study

A new study on the health of children with two moms is the first to use a nationally representative survey to compare only children whose parents have been in a continuous relationship. It concludes they’re doing just fine, thank you.

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