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Category Archives: Health and Safety

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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“The Fosters” Season Premiere Tackles Gun Violence

The Fosters - Potential Energy

The Fosters, Freeform’s lesbian mom drama, has its summer premiere Monday, and tackles a presciently timely issue: gun violence.

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More on Talking with Children About Orlando

Stonewall Vigil for Orlando

On Tuesday, I wrote of talking with my son and other children about the Orlando massacre. Here are a few similar pieces by others. Would that we never had to write them.

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Discussing Orlando with Children


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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