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Category Archives: Selves and Identities

A Look at LGBTQ Parenting History

Radical Relations

I’ve written a lot about the history of LGBTQ parents to help show that we’re not really a newfangled and untested phenomenon, despite opinions to the contrary. We have a past to be proud of and the shoulders of role models to stand on. Here’s a recap for LGBTQ History Month.

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Coming Out for Hillary

Hillary Clinton sign

Eleven years of blogging about being a lesbian mom means I’m pretty much as out as can be—but this year, on National Coming Out Day, I’m thinking about the importance of being out during one of the most contentious U.S. election seasons ever.

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Bisexual Parents Still Count

Bisexual Flag

It’s Bisexual Visibility Day, which seems like a good time to repost a slightly revised version of a piece I wrote last year on “How many bisexual parents are there?”

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Talking with Kids about Transgender Athletes and Others

Chris Mosier

Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete on a U.S. national team, is starring in a new Nike ad during the Olympics. If you’re watching with your kids, however, they may (like mine) have questions about what it means to be transgender. Here are some resources to help you answer.

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Our Pride Goes On


It’s the end of Pride Month, but far from the end of our pride. Last year at this time, our pride was celebratory. This year, it is resolute.

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