“As a lesbian mom, it was especially hard to fight the urge to do the “right” thing, however slippery a concept that was, because I was representing a community, not just myself, I thought.”
Despite the fact that LGBT youth comprise a disproportionate amount of the youth homeless population, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act currently does not contain language or requirements to specifically protect this vulnerable population.
A newly released GLSEN survey shows LGBT youth are more likely to be bullied online than their straight peers. But they’re also figuring out how to make it better for themselves.
I want us to all take a moment to let this sink: according to the largest study on same-sex parents and their children ever conducted, the kids are not only okay, but in some ways more well-adjusted than the children in heterosexual-parented families.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: Awesome mom dresses 5-year-old daughter up as independent strong women from history, results in infinite cuteness and warm fuzzy girl power feelings.
“As we held onto each other in that sea of people, he just kept looking at me and saying, “You’re going to get married, mama. You’re going to get married.””
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a lengthy report based on 30 years of researching explaining why banning same-sex marriage “for the children” doesn’t make any sense.
“Others spoke out against the alliance, saying the real issue is bullying. Students, they said, would not find the support they need in a gay-straight group.”
Personally, I blame the hit sequel “Heather’s Two Mommies Have Two Kegs Of Miller Lite.”
“She (or he) is roughly the size of an avocado.”
“Now is certainly not the time for the District to start public maneuvering and posturing at the expense of a family facing such a devastating loss.”
Creative gifts ideas for kids, children, young people and even TEENS. No babies, though; this is baby-free.
Easy Bake Ovens don’t need to be gendered anymore than Lego does. Sidestep the stereotypes this season.
A Floridian teacher stands up for her lesbian student, is blamed for student’s sexuality.
Kristen’s Team Pick: With all the shit going on nowadays, just remember that lesbians, choreographed dances and proposals make everything better.
Debates, protests and ridiculous videos over same-sex marriage aren’t limited to this side of the Atlantic.
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
Kristen’s Team Pick: Here’s your daily Aww.
Yes, it’s good for there to be a safe refuge where gay students can learn and thrive in safety, but the goal should be to create this kind of safe environment in mainstream schools.