This year, with LGBTQ equality under threat, the nonprofits supporting our families need our help more than ever. Please consider giving today, the fifth annual Give OUT Day, in order to increase the impact of your giving.
Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is a prime example of how not to please anyone when it comes to LGBTQ representation in children’s media. After enormous hoopla over the first gay character in a Disney film—who would have, director Bill Condon said, an “exclusively gay moment”—the moment was too brief and inconclusive for me as a queer person to celebrate. At the same time, the mere announcement of a gay character inflamed many conservatives.
Many are questioning the Trump administration’s preparation (or lack thereof) for the venerable White House Easter Egg roll, a 139-year-old tradition—and one that has recently been a place of visibility for LGBTQ families, mine included.
Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. The other day, I speculated that Baby Dove might have given us the first ad featuring a transgender parent who became a parent after transitioning. Turns out that an ad in India for Vicks beat them by a few days—but the ads are far from copies of each other.
A new video ad for Baby Dove, a line of baby bath products, includes a transgender mom who’s part of a two-mom family.