Anti-bullying campaigns dominate the Internet lately, and rightfully so. Frequently we turn on our computers and head to our favorite news websites to learn that yet another child has taken his life as a result of incessant teasing or ridicule from his peers. As adults we experience empathy not only for the tormented victim but also for his parents and their overwhelming sense of loss from the death of their beloved child. Unfortunately, though, bullying is not strictly relegated to the under-18 crowd. I think, until we put an end to adult bullying, more and more of our children will turn to this behavior as a socially-accepted manner of elevating themselves within their own peer groups....more
As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (7/3/2012):So we’re kind of at a stand still right now with Harrison’s adoption. After we found out that we had to have an ad litem attorney (in San Antonio) to represent Harrison, that is where things have slowed down. Everything else is done, and now we are waiting for this last step to fall into place so that we can get a court date. I anxiously await for the phone call that says when we can go!...more
You have to watch Come Take a Walk With Me!!! They only had 1 season so far BUT season 2 is about to come out within the next month and it looks sexy, sultry, funny, and FAB-U-LOUS!! It's a Lesbian Web Series by Lady Luck Films, and was voted within the TOP 10 LGBT web series to watch! Follow some of the cast by liking their Fan Pages: www.facebook.com/TheMiraMilan ...more
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Caesar waits as I ponder, poking his finger around the container filled with the rainbow colored stars I've already stamped out, for the Mother's Day cards he'll be decorating later. That must have been what prompted the question. He has so many grandmothers, after all. He flushes a bit, I've kept him waiting too long and now he's worried he asked an inappropriate question. He shuffles his feet, and speaks again: "I was just wondering how they love each other and if it's okay." He's only five now, but how I answer this will shape what he knows, what he lives, what he repeats -- forever.
Bloggers of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions are invited to write in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families this Friday, June 1, on the 7th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day....more
A few weeks ago my close friend Tina called after a difficult week at church. Her pastor was preaching a series about marriage, and he was all about "getting real."From her perspective, "getting real" meant that he was about to talk about sex....more
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