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Not Explaining; Simply Being

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A must-read for this President’s Day is writer and parent Jennifer Finney Boylan’s piece at Medium, “I’m all done explaining my humanity.” She’s talking about being transgender—but it’s a piece everyone should read, trans and cis alike.

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Birth Certificate Victory for Lesbian Moms in Federal Court

South Carolina

Two lesbian moms won a legal victory yesterday when a U.S. District Court in South Carolina ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state to deny accurate birth certificates to children of married same-sex couples.

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Needed ASAP: Older Children of LGBTQ Parents for SCOTUS Amicus Brief

U. S. Supreme Court

Time-sensitive action alert: Older children of LGBTQ parents are needed to lend their voices to an amicus brief for the U. S. Supreme Court in a case seeking to overturn an Arkansas decision that denied same-sex parents the right to be on their children’s birth certificates.

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LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

LGBTQ Parenting Roundup

Here’s what’s happening that I haven’t covered elsewhere—including a couple of pieces about living as queer parents in the Trump era.

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European Parliament Supports Recognizing Same-Sex Adoptions Across EU

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The European Parliament has adopted (!) a resolution calling for cross-border recognition of adoptions and adherence to anti-discrimination standards that include sex and sexual orientation.

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