It was a big week in the representation of LGBTQ families on television—across several shows, for several ages. But is LGBTQ diversity on TV as deep as that might make it seem?
For the first time, an Italian court has recognized the parentage of a non-biological dad in a same-sex couple.
If there is one small positive in the attack on transgender people by the Trump administration, it is that more stories of trans kids are appearing in mainstream as well as LGBTQ media outlets. We owe it to those children to read their stories and ensure that our society is welcoming to them—but we also need to remember and support other trans lives.
February, despite being the shortest month, is often a hard one. Where I live, any day might be a snow day, with my son home from school and the sidewalks needing to be shoveled. The usual routine of laundry and groceries and dinner doesn’t stop. In recent weeks, too, I have been distracted by the news stories of a government chipping away at the rights of LGBTQ people, immigrants, and others. How not to be overwhelmed by it all? Here are some of the stories about LGBTQ families and our allies making February just a bit warmer.
“What do your kids call you?” Many of us LGBTQ parents have gotten this question—and many of us asked it of others when we were considering parenting. Six years ago, I posted a form to collect and share answers to this question, and the responses keep coming in (with 230 so far!), so I thought I’d do a fresh post about it–and ask again for more answers!
In light of the Trump administration’s decision yesterday to rescind guidance that protected transgender students, I felt it was especially important to share a great new resource for kids (and their grown-ups) about gender identity.