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Lambda Families of NJ 5th Biennial GLBT Family Conference

This coming Saturday, October 22, Lambda Families of NJ is hosting their 5th Biennial GLBT Family Conference at Montclair State College. It is a chance both to learn and socialize with other LGBT-headed families. There are workshops for parents, those planning on becoming parents, kids 8 to 11 years old, and kids 12 and over. […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Suits and DP Insurance in New York

The Albany, New York regional state appellate court heard arguments Monday in three same-sex marriage suits, including one challenging the constitutionality of New York state marriage law. Regardless of the outcome, however, New York’s top court, the Court of Appeals, will ultimately give the final ruling on same-sex marriage. (Is it just me, or does […]

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New Jersey Children of LGBT Parents Speak Out

Last Sunday, Garden State Equality organized “Let My Parents Marry,” a town-hall meeting where children of LGBT parents, and supportive children of straight parents, spoke in favor of same-sex marriage. While the audience was apparently appreciative, let’s hope the message reaches out to those who need to hear it.

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South Asia Earthquake

Over 40,000 dead. Over 60,000 injured. 3.3 million homeless, with winter fast approaching. The South Asia earthquake is the third major natural disaster in the past twelve months, following Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami, and as such, risks facing a world tired of donating, airlifting, and rebuilding. As a mother, I cannot read […]

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How to Respond When Meeting Lesbian Moms

October 11th is National Coming Out Day in the U. S. Instead of offering advice on coming out (ably covered by the HRC Web site), I want to flip things around and offer a few hints to people who may be unsure how to react if lesbian moms come out to them. Don’t assume that just […]

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