Now That Marriage is a Choice

Home from our honeymoon, I’m back in my car office, wondering what I might write or which scribbled-down words I might tweak. This is my pre-writing hour, this time while my kid is in yoga class stretching her limits … I find … Those words I wrote about marriage in Asheville … ...more

Ohio Trans Woman Brutally Attacked By Three Men

Earlier in the week, Candice Rose Milligan, a 33-year-old trans activist in Toledo Ohio, was assaulted by three men around 3 PM. Yes, 3 in the afternoon.From NBC24.com...more

The Reasons I'm Just a Blogger

The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is a good theme to consider “Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?”In short, no. I am just a blogger, not a professional. After nine years, I’m not an amateur either. I’m just a regular, plain old blogger....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

4 Things I Love about Tim Cook’s Coming Out

In case you missed it, Tim Cook publicly came out in an essay featured in Businessweek. I have to admit, the first thing I thought was, “Don’t we all know that already?” Then, as I read on, I realized that I might have only learned of his being gay via the LGBT news outlets I follow. Then I remembered, I’d never heard a report of him going “on the record” and coming out publicly....more

11 Important Tips for Parents When Your Child Comes Out

Step 1: Take a deep breath. OMG, right? Big news. Or maybe it wasn't. Maybe you suspected this was coming. But you should still breathe anyway because you need do that to keep being alive. So this step applies no matter what. Get some oxygen into you. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing this. My son just came out to me (he's 13) and I've completely ...more

Online Dating Sites Didn't Work For Me

The first time I wrote a personal ad was because my therapist twisted my arm. It was four years ago, I was moving back to New York City and, as they used to say in the print days, “ISO” women. Image: Brett Jordan...more
The men on social sites lie as much as men from other environment. I pray God to send me the man ...more

One Woman's Quest for Paternity Leave (Yes), Told in GIFs

If you know me in real life, you know where I work. If you don't know me in real life, let's just say I work at a fairly liberal university in the very liberal state of Massachusetts. Perhaps this is why I was naive enough to think I'd have no problem qualifying to take some leave time after the baby is born. It turned out to be a little more complicated than I had expected. Then again, what else is new?...more
Oh good ol' HR... glad it worked out though!  The GIFs were hilarious!more

Being Asexual in a Heteronormative World

Heteronormativity, by definition, is basically the principle that in our culture, heterosexuality is the norm and any deviations from it, be it homosexuality or asexuality or anything else, are in the excluded minority and are every day forced to live in a culture that isn’t ours but is increasingly forced upon us. Take it from an asexual (ace): Living in a very heteronormative and increasingly sex-enthusiastic culture is very isolating if you don’t conform to it....more

Twitter's Tripping Over Raven-Symoné 's "Colorless" Comments

Actress Raven-Symoné recently declared herself "colorless" to Oprah Winfrey, saying she didn't want to be labeled as African-American, or as gay. Oprah, great mother to the misguided, tried to warn Symoné that she'd take some heat for her assertion, but the younger woman didn't care. ...more
powermove7 Nobody talked about Raven's family in this piece. Are you going around trying to do ...more