A few semesters back, I was fortunate enough to work on a project that centered around gender identity in schools. Specifically looking at the early elementary years, how to arrange your classroom centers in a non-gender biased manner. How can I as a teacher stress that it is encouraged and acceptable for boys to play in the kitchen area just as girls can play with the trucks? Not an easy this to accomplish! ...more

Why HRC's Equality Sign Made Me See Red

Last week, in support of gay marriage being argued before the Supreme Court (California's Prop. 8 and DOMA, specifically), a few million folks changed their Facebook profile photo to the red equal sign created by the Human Rights Campaign....more
Interesting article.  I saw those icons all over lately, but I find it easy to put something ...more

Easter, Equal Rights, and Love

Steph here....more

The Wisdom of Two Year Olds

Read more about Megan and her crazy life over at Thanks for being here and supporting women writers! ...more

The Big Sister In Me & Marriage Equality

Being an older sibling is a lot like being a mother; you look out for your siblings, giving them advice based on your own life experiences and hold your breath when they make a mistake. You're there to pick them back up, dust them off and let them know they are loved no matter what. You want the best for them and feel every hurt and every joy, as if it's happening to you. You would protect them with the ferociousness of a mother bear, if anything or ANYONE tried to hurt them. ...more

On Marriage Equality

This is a big week. The Supreme Court of The United States is hearing arguments this week to determine the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage act. People (including me) are fired up on both sides.Try mentioning marriage equality on Facebook and see what happens. Better yet go to some of the pages dedicated to it and start reading the comments. Inevitably you find people fighting about whether or not gay people are born gay and what the bible says or doesn't say about it. But guess what?...more

Gay Marriage Bans Don't Help Children, or Society

In light of the Supreme Court reviewing Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, a personal realization has come to light: If you had asked me ten years ago if same-sex marriage mattered to me, my answer would have been, “meh.”In fact, at my extra-legal wedding, (ten years ago in June) that was my answer when someone asked me if my partner and I would be traveling to Canada to marry where it had recently become legal....more
@Hellz_Belle Awww... thanks! You are too kind.more

I'm A Sucker For A Love Story

And everyone deserves a love story. ...more

SCOTUS on Prop 8 and DOMA

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against California's Prop....more

How I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

I have wanted to write and share about this for a while. With this week being so pivotal in the United States Supreme Court, it seemed to be the right time for me to do so.I haven't always believed in marriage equality and I am the first to admit that. The idea made me uncomfortable, especially because I didn't know anyone personally (or at least didn't realize that I did) whom it effected....more
@one_woman  This is such a difficult area of life ,and I am so glad that Jesus is compassionate ...more