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LGBTQ Parents Creating Change

State of the Movement Plenary, Creating Change 2016

I spent January 22-24 at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Chicago, joining 4000 activists from across the spectrum, of all ages, colors, and backgrounds, to learn, network, and plan for the future. Here’s a look at some of the family-related highlights I observed.

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Same-Sex Parents (and Our Kids) Speak Out Around the World


Same-sex relationship recognition is up for a vote in both Italy and Switzerland in the coming weeks—and parents are, not surprisingly, helping to push for equality. And in Australia, one 11-year-old girl is speaking out for her family.

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Indiana Bill Would Allow State-Funded Adoption Agencies to Discriminate


A bill was sent to the full Indiana Senate that would allow state-funded adoption agencies and businesses to discriminate, excludes protections for transgender people, and removes the ability of local municipalities to pass their own LGBT non-discrimination protections.

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Black Feminism and the History of LGBTQ Parenting

Creating Change 2016. Photo credit: Cathy Renna

I’m at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference this week, and was thrilled by the plenary last night on Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives. Here’s my favorite quote of the evening, from Black feminist icon Barbara Smith.

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Talking with Kids About Racism

Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I want to expand on the list of resources for talking with kids about racism that I posted last year. Here are some articles I’ve found thought provoking, from a variety of perspectives.

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