Famous people are saying smart things about Hobby Lobby, anti-discrimination legislation isn’t as effective as it should be, and the kids of LGBT parents are all right.
I don’t want to let go my connection to the vibrant, inspiring queer culture that’s not immediately accessible to me in my strip-malls-and-big-box-stores environment. How do you keep it queer in your day-to-day life in the suburbs?
“Whose sperm is this?” she asked me once. Maybe it was the first time. “It’s mine,” I said. I didn’t know what else to say. I had paid for it. No one else was coming to get it.
And none for you, GOP.
The new Momentum Report from the Movement Advancement Project proves that gay marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. How is the LGBT community doing when it comes to everything else?
“Sometimes, when you’re in the business of parenting, you have to phone a friend for a bit of perspective and advice. Sometimes, you have to phone more than one.”
Did you once kill a wasp with your bare hands so it wouldn’t sting your daughter? Did you raise a thriving family in a homophobic community? Was there some seemingly insignificant moment that was anything but which made you realize that you were unstoppable in your own unique way? We want to hear about it!
She didn’t say “I have suspected this for years and I still love you.” It went more like a Scared Straight kind of thing but instead of scaring me about drugs and a life of crime, she wanted to scare me straight, straight. “Just Say No to Lesbianism” straight.
Maybe my mom was onto something. Maybe family really is everything, so long as you build it yourself.
Luckily there are other scouting alternatives for your kids!
“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.”
I never thought I’d see those mix tapes or that Samantha doll again
A lesbian couple from Boulder, Colorado has been approved for the first green card granted to a same-sex spouses.
“Every thing that grows, grows differently. Each of us grow in our own way.”
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.
How activists in Louisiana use everything from direct action to meetings with senators to try to pass laws that would protect queer and trans* students from bullying, queer and trans* employees from discrimination, and more. This is how your legal progress sausage is made.
But first: pass your Art History final with help from Beyonce.
LA’s getting a Video Game Design Patch, y’all! Be prepared for our younger generation to take on STEM fields!
Here’s your first look at ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” exec-produced by J-Lo and starring “a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.”
New Jersey is on the verge of banning damaging conversion therapy from being practiced on those under the age of 18 – the legislation is being put to the vote in the state Senate after waltzing through the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee with a 7-1 vote in favor of the ban.