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“Queer Kid Stuff” Videos Blend Fun and Learning

Queer Kid Stuff

A new series of Web videos explains concepts like “gay” and “gender” to young children in a fun and informative way.

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Hope and Help for Back-to-School Time

Pride Bus

(Originally published as my Mombian newspaper column.) Back-to-school time can be stressful for any parent. There are supplies to buy, schedules to arrange, and forms to fill out. For many LGBTQ parents, it can also bring up worries about our children’s inclusion and safety—but it can also be an opportunity for building bridges. As I […]

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Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents: 2016 Edition

Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents

I first started posting back-to-school resources for LGBTQ parents in 2006, before my own son was even in school. He’s grown and changed, and so has this list. I hope it remains useful, whether your children are just entering school, starting a new school, or encountering new issues in their educational journeys.

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Discussing Orlando with Children

WeAreOrlando

My 13-year-old son said all the kids on his bus today were talking about the shooting in Orlando. At some point, we cannot shelter our children from news such as this. But how do we talk about it with them?

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Elementary Students Want Educational Website to Include LGBT Rights

Kids 4 LGBT Rights Now

When fourth and fifth graders at a New York City school saw that a major educational website wasn’t including LGBT rights in its coverage of civil rights issues, they decided to take action.

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