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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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What Do Kids Call Their LGBTQ Parents?


Brandy and Susan of The Next Family recently shared their story about what their kids call them—so I thought it was time to repost the survey of parenting names that I’ve been collecting since 2011. Add your names!

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Moses Had Two Mommies: And Other LGBTQ Passover Thoughts

Moses and Miriam

Tonight is the first night of Passover, when Jews around the world gather to celebrate freedom from slavery in Egypt, under the leadership of a man who had two mommies.

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“Other Mother” Tales


What’s it like being the nonbiological mom in a two-mom family? Check out U.K. comedian Jen Brister’s great series on being the “other mother” for one hilarious perspective.

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Speaking from the Silence

Day of Silence 2016

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. Let’s take a moment to honor those who are taking a stand today—and on so many other days as well.

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