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Classic film about lesbian mothers now on DVD
“The Fosters,” ABC Family’s drama about two moms raising their five children, ended its very successful first season this week. But “The Fosters” — and many real-life two-mom families — owe a debt ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New book about gender-nonconforming child adds to growing genre
A new picture book by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, “Jacob’s New Dress” (Albert Whitman, 2014), is a welcome addition to the small but growing number of books for and about gender-nonconforming and transg...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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To-dos for LGBT parents and allies in 2014
The year 2013 saw tremendous progress in marriage equality, which is a wonderful thing — but it also comes with the risk that we think our gains in marriage are sufficient to protect ourselves and ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A year in books about LGBT parents
This past year saw a number of new books for and about families with LGBT parents. Here are some favorites. First, several memoirs each showed a different aspect of LGBT families. “Stuck in the Mid...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queering the holidays
The week of Nov. 18 should be an LGBT holiday, as I see it, at least in the United States and United Kingdom. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its ruling in Goodridge v. Department o...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Travelers’ tales
My 10-year-old son loves to travel. I’m not sure how my spouse and I got so lucky. Perhaps it was that we started early, with a trip from the East to the West Coast to visit in-laws when he was onl...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 370 370 recommendations | email to a friend
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Julie Silver: A journey of faith, family and song
It’s the season of the high holidays for Jews around the world — and that means Julie Silver, one of the most popular singers and songwriters of Jewish contemporary music and a lesbian mom, is very...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back to school for LGBT parents
Once again, the new school year looms, and the back-to-school ads that started at the end of June finally seem to have some relevance. For many of us LGBT parents, the new school year brings with i...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building bridges, one dirty diaper at a time
I’ve long said that LGBT parents and non-LGBT parents are more alike than different. There’s no “lesbian” way to change a diaper, for example (unless perhaps you make them yourself out of old flann...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting for justice, feeling Pride
(This was written before the U.S. Supreme Court released its rulings Wednesday on marriage equality.) I’m not sure which is worse: waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue its rulings on marriag...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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