A Letter to My Son About the Election

My son is 13 years old, and the current election will likely be the first one he remembers into adulthood. There are therefore a few things I want to make sure he understands....more

Watch: New Music Video Celebrates Transgender Girl

Here's a treat for the weekend: a great new video from Canadian band Walk Off the Earth about a transgender girl learning to be herself....more

You're Invited: 10th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day Is June 1

You're all invited to join me for the 10th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day this coming Monday, June 1! All bloggers are welcome, whether you’re part of an LGBTQ family, know one, or just want to support them....more

ELLE Features Androgynous Maternity Clothing Line

ELLE, one of the leading fashion magazine in the world, has just revealed sketches of the new androgynous maternity ("alternity") clothing line from Butchbaby & Co., and posted a fantastic interview with the founders. Gender-nonconforming fashion is fashion indeed....more

Tylenol Re-Imagines Norman Rockwell Painting with Diverse Families

Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several families of diverse races, ethnicities, and structures. Image Credit: Tylenol via YouTube...more
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Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

NBC is devoting its primetime block this Thursday night to a live production of Peter Pan. I'm excited — Peter Pan was my first lesbian role model....more

New Kids' Album Celebrates All Families

Families with same-sex parents are only one of the many types of families celebrated in the warm and funny new children’s album Dancin’ in the Kitchen, by two-time Grammy Award-winning duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer....more

Looking Back from a Milestone

My son finished elementary school last month, and while he seems to be approaching the idea of middle school with aplomb (or at least with an 11-year-old's casual coolness), I’m having a bad case of nostalgia right now. We’re at a family milestone, but I remind myself that such milestones are only the most prominent markers along a path full of signs and wonders....more

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Yep, I'm that kind of geek. I first played Dungeons & Dragons — the original edition — back in high school in the early 80s. Now my son plays. I was thrilled, therefore, to discover that the new version of D&D, which officially launches next week, is clearly and deliberately inclusive of a diverse range of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations....more