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How a Two-Dad Couple Made History in 1997

History of LGBTQ Parents

Continuing my series of posts for LGBTQ History Month, here’s a look back at 1997, when a two-dad couple in New Jersey made history with a joint adoption that forced a change in state law.

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Coming Out in the Trump Era

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Our country feels very different than it did a year ago on the last National Coming Out Day, when the prospect of an LGBTQ-friendly president was still possible. Now, however, the day feels even more like a time for activism and resistance.

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A Very Brief History of LGBTQ Parenting

History of LGBTQ Parents

For LGBTQ History Month, let’s take a quick tour of LGBTQ parenting history in the U.S. to remind us that our “modern families” really have older roots.

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“Lesbians Who Try to be Good Mothers”: A Look Back at 1973

History of LGBTQ Parents

For the second in my series for LGBTQ History Month, here’s a New York Times piece from 1973 that marvels at the confluence of lesbians and motherhood.

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Recalling the History of LGBTQ Parents: A Series

History of LGBTQ Parents

It’s LGBTQ History Month, so I’m going to celebrate with a series of posts linking to historical stories, including primary sources, that help illuminate the history of LGBTQ parents and our children.

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