“Neither of us were comfy with the public spectacle of the thing, especially G. She didn’t like the thought of publicizing our private relationship. We also felt a bit blah about marriage itself, which can feel like an outdated institution. And there were practical worries, too — like how would we plan a big event, with so much on our plates?”
A mom fights for visitation rights with her kids in Alabama, slurs yelled against protester at a Donald Trump rally, 195 countries have agreed on a new environmental policy, Daniel Holtzclaws’ conviction, and more.
Our panel answers your questions about getting knocked up, adopting, the challenges and rewards of queer mom life, and so much more!
A bunch of queer parents are now listed on their kids’ birth certificates, LGBT activists are having a moment, MillerCoors is doing good for its queer employees, and a meerkat just rolled off of a rock.
LGBT protection laws are gaining steam in Kentucky and Indiana, some otters are in a hammock right now, Portgual’s inching toward gay adoption, Seoul’s national university just elected a lesbian President, and this tortoise in here is WEARING HER SON AS A HAT.
“The moment I met my child for the first time was nothing like I imagined it would be.”
Ruby Rose and Caitlyn Jenner got some love from the glossies, Ukrainian lawmakers voted for gay rights, Dallas went where Houston didn’t for trans folks, Starbucks wants to be a safe space, Obama wants more LGBT equality, and more good news!
A Utah judge takes a child away from her foster parents because they’re lesbians, Texas daycare workers sue over respecting a trans child’s gender, threats and backlash at Mizzou, and more.
“Suddenly I was looking at all these little boxes online, little question marks where the faces would be, each one representing another human that shared half of my daughter’s DNA.”
Quick and dirty advice for someone who might want to look for dates somewhere else, a depressed mother of two who I wish I could hug, and a person who really enjoys the company of herself. Get in here!
I hold on to those principles of starving artist days past and strive to integrate them into this new realm of diapers, strollers, and temper tantrums
A train for stray dogs, lots of good news for the queer kids and parents of the world, a formal victory for Caitlyn Jenner, and more!
Congrats, Haley and Simone! Have a peek into Juniper Jude’s first few weeks on our big green earth with her mama and monie!
“Y’all, I managed not to cry in this third trimester video, but here I am now, writing, tears rolling down my face at my desk, just a few feet away from our new rocking chair where I plan to spend hours nursing my baby.”
So what will Tiny call Simone?
“In one of my college psych courses we had to try to use conditioning to get rid of bad habits. My classmates tried to stop biting their nails. I tried to stop panicking during sex.”
“I started looking at lists of what a baby “needs,” and, despite my supposed desire to raise my children with nothing more than a bearskin rug and my bare breasts, I started thinking maybe there were just a few things that might come in handy once the baby arrives…”
“It wasn’t until after I heard confirmation from the doctor that our baby did in fact look healthy and well, until after I wiped the gel off my stomach and pulled my shirt back down — until I got outside even, on the way to our car — that it really sunk in. I was having a ****. I am having a ****.”
“I actually felt like the earth mother goddess I had envisioned becoming. I decided I wanted to be pregnant forever.”