Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks has died of natural causes at age 92. As we continue to fight for civil rights for all, may we not forget those who have gone before us.
As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, I want to mention that Melissa Etheridge is donating all of her record royalties from her new song “I Run for Life” to breast cancer charities, along with 100% of of the proceeds from download sales of the song at www.fordcares.com and the iTunes Music […]
The Huggies Baby Network recently featured an article by Lisa Beamer titled “The Greatest Things About Girls.” It horrified me, frankly, to see yet another example of how people even now smother their children in traditional gender roles. Here are some select quotes: I loved having my boys, but after several years of trucks, dinosaurs […]
I’ve just put up a banner to promote the work of Dale Moses, a gay, Dallas-based artist. I like his work a lot. With bold colors and simple shapes, it has appeal for both adults and children, and hopefully for many Mombian readers and their families. Moses paints dogs, cats, rubber duckies, crayons, shoes, tops, […]
I’m occasionally asked, usually by lesbian friends considering pregnancy, how my partner and I chose our sperm donor. Truth be told, we didn’t use any particular methodology other than agreeing on key factors (health above all), starting with a broad list, and refining, refining, refining. With most sperm banks, you can get free, short profiles […]
October 21 is National Mammography Day. To find a facility in your area, please call: American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 National Cancer Institute (800) 4-CANCER Do it for yourself. Do it for your partner. Do it for your kids.
Enough politics for a while. Here’s another in my ongoing series of Essential Tools: a camping headlamp. Even if the closest you’ve been to camping is sitting on your back porch with a beer, one of these lightweight lamps can be indispensable when you’re working behind a bookshelf, under a cabinet, or in the corner […]