Highest of Fives to Lesbian Moms

I thought it would be a little over the top to say, "Thanks to all of the lesbian moms who pioneered the way in sensible shoes", but I'll do anything for a laugh.  We are in the process of testing hormones and counting follicals (aka slow news day) so we decided to thank some of the celebrity women (and men!) who shared their family with the world....more

Progress!

So on Friday, August, 2nd, we were able to get the full scoop from Nicky's doctor.  She had an infection that was running rampant due to the large amount of sugar in her blood.  This was on top of the diabetes.  The doc said most likely the infection was causing septecemia, causing her blood sugar to rise and fall, and making her dizzy.  In otherwords, Nicky really was sick...(sometimes it is very difficult to convince her she needs to see a doctor when she is not feeling well!)....more

Children of Same-Sex Couples Are Emotionally Equal

A new Australian study that coincides with previous American research from 2005, shows the children of gay parents grow up with normal self-esteem. Melbourne University PhD student Simon Crouch and his team conducted one of the world's largest studies on gay parents and the well-being of their children. Data was collected from 500 Australian children up to the age of 18 and found that kids growing up in gay and straight families matched equally when it came to self-esteem....more

Be Part: Blogging for LGBT Families Day Is June 3

It’s almost June, and I’m excited. For the eighth year in a row, I will be hosting Blogging for LGBT Families Day, a time for bloggers of all sexual orientations and gender identities to post in support of LGBT families....more

Coming Out at Work

For some, coming out at work is big news and has potentially serious consequences. In the case of Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently came out, it was international news. Fortunately, he got mostly positive responses. I didn't know what would happen when I recently came out at my small office... ...more
So happy for you!  Glad to read you are happy!more

Fired for Being Gay or Not Being Willing to Lie?

It happens with regularity: Another beloved, high-performing employee is fired because someone's discriminatory panties get in a twist. Today's example: After 19 years as a physical education teacher for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Carla Hale was fired last month after an anonymous parent complained to the school that she had listed her female partner's name in her mother's obituary. ...more
Where's the catholic in Catholic?more

2013 Day of Silence: Teens Go Silent For LGBT Equality

This Friday, April 19th, my daughter and some of her friends won't be uttering a single a word. For a whole day, they won't say anything at all. Is this some sort of parent-of-teens pipe dream come true? Not exactly; it's the 2013 Day of Silence. Does refusing to talk for a day change anything? This is an event designed to build awareness, so it's hard to measure cause and effect directly, of course. ...more
What a beautiful post. Thanks for writing.more

Because It's Only Forever: Uniformity in School Pics Is Overrated Anyway

This week the ladies had class portraits taken at school. Not individual portraits, which are taken at the beginning of the year, but a picture of the entire class with the teacher, and which are infinitely cooler than the ones taken when we were kids. The girls love having photos taken and I wouldn’t have otherwise given such a pro forma event a second thought were it not for the small fact that last year, my eldest photobombed her kindergarten class portrait....more
@Caroline Poser Thanks so much! Isn't it remarkable how, even as infants, our children are so ...more
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