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The Best States for LGBTQ Families

A new report from a major philanthropic foundation looks at “state trends in child well-being.” Families with LGBTQ members, however, will likely want to cross-reference it with some LGBTQ-specific studies if they want to determine the best state for them.

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Of Hate and Hope: Explaining the Pulse Massacre to My Son

I wrote this last year for my newspaper column, shortly after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 mostly LatinX, LGBTQ young people. One year later, to #HonorThemWithAction, I thought I should post it here.

When I learned of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, my own son was in elementary school, and I was shaken to the core. He is in middle school now, and the Orlando massacre has shaken me again. The victims this time were not young children—but they were all someone’s children.

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Talking Sex and Gender with Our Kids

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(This post is sponsored by AMAZE.)

As a lesbian mom, I’ve encountered two potential pitfalls in talking with my son about sex and gender.

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World Aids Day: Parents and Children

AIDS Ribbon

Today is World AIDS Day, so I’m continuing my tradition of sharing stories and statistics about parents and children with HIV/AIDS.

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Stand Against Bullying, Today and Every Day

Spirit Day

Today is GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a time to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. In this election year, it is doubly important to show that we do not condone bullying behavior.

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