Dana Rudolph

I am the founder and publisher of Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms, a GLAAD... read more

Dana Rudolph


I am the founder and publisher of Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms, a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog that offers a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents.

I write a regular "Mombian" column for several major LGBT newspapers across the country, and have spoken at various conferences and events about LGBT parenting. I also created and host the annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day blog carnival, now in its ninth year, in which all LGBTQ bloggers and allies may participate by posting in support of LGBTQ families.

I've had pieces appear in the Huffington Post, Washington Post's "On Parenting" site, an independent supplement to USA Today produced by Mediaplanet, LogoTV's After Ellen, After Elton, and 365gay.com. I am a contributing writer for the Bilerico Project, an LGBT group blog, and have covered LGBT political and legal news as a correspondent for Keen News Service, which provides stories to numerous LGBT news outlets across the country.

I have over a decade of experience in the online industry, at both the startup and corporate levels. In my non-freelance life, I am the online content manager for the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum at the Wellesley Centers for Women, a program that trains teachers, parents, and community leaders to lead seminars that widen and deepen curricula and make communities more inclusive. (On my Mombian blog and associated channels, I speak solely for myself, not my employer.)

Before that, I was a vice president at Merrill Lynch, developing marketing and business strategies for several key online initiatives. I was also the first leader of the firm's global LGBT employee network.

I live with my spouse of 21 years and our ten-year-old son.