I’ve often heard LGBTQ parents complain about the dearth of books on our families.
Mombian offers a mix of parenting insights, book reviews, media analysis and political and legal commentary for and about LGBTQ parents and our children. It takes an LGBTQ-focused look at parenting topics and explores other aspects of the LGBTQ community with a parent's eye. Dana Rudolph is the the founder and publisher of Mombian, a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog and resource directory for LGBTQ parents. She's the lesbian mom of a middle-schooler and lives with her spouse of over two decades. For more information, visit www.mombian.com.
My spouse and I took our 6-year-old son camping in Maine right before the school year began.
Back-to-school can be fraught with tension for many parents, as we realize our children’s shoes are too small, they need new backpacks and, for reasons passing understanding, a perfectly working combination lock isn’t cool enough this year.
“I felt that teenagers in particular were really affected by antigay prejudice,” said Academy Award-winning filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, “but so much of the conversation that’s been had to date about that prejudice has been solely focused on how homophobia affects youth who are self-identified as LGBT or questioning.
“Guess what?” “Chicken butt!” The classic schoolyard gag has found new life in “Chicken Butt!” a picture book by critically acclaimed children’s author Erica Perl.
Amid all the talk of potential progress for LGBT rights under President Obama, one opportunity has made few headlines: the prospect of more LGBT-inclusive children’s programming on public television.