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Teaching Children to Give, on Giving Tuesday and Every Day

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a more altruistic counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when we’re asked to give back to our communities and our world. Here are some ways my spouse and I have encouraged our son to give, today and every day.

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Talking Turkey (and Politics) on Thanksgiving

Roast turkey

Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, that means dinner with extended family, not all of whom share our political views. Fear not—here’s a roundup of ways to survive the holiday without the cranberry sauce flying.

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On Not Despairing

Dana Alison Levy

Today’s post is a guest piece by Dana Alison Levy, author of the terrific Family Fletcher middle-grade series about two dads and their four boys. Like many of us, she has been shaken by the election results. In asking, “What do we do?” she came up with a collection of practical suggestions, links, and wise advice that she emailed to friends and has allowed me to repost here. (Many thanks!) My favorite: “Supporting the vulnerable is far more important than shouting at the enablers.”

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November 18: A Queer Day to Celebrate

Massachusetts Marriage Ruling

Exactly 13 years ago today, same-sex couples gained the right to marry in a U.S. state for the first time. In the U.K., on the same day, the government repealed Section 28, which had prevented local authorities from “promoting homosexuality.” Three years to the day later, my spouse and I made our own marriage legal.

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Post-Election Advice for Same-Sex Parents

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Wondering what you need to do to protect your family once Donald Trump becomes president? Here’s what two LGBTQ legal organizations are saying.

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