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.”
Britney Spears is thinking of the queer children, two trans activists in Ecuador are expecting, Bo Obama just turned 7, a bunch of high schoolers f*cking hate the Westboro Baptist Church, and I put a photo in here of Kate McKinnon dressed as Dana Scully in middle school. AND MORE!
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!
The best mom to a trans daughter ever, sweet justice in Kentucky, baby goats, a landmark court ruling for a Mexican trans woman, and more!
Questions I never thought I’d have to consider, but here we are. Get an exclusive peek into my over-processing journey towards queer parenthood.
“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.”
How I prepare my home and myself for the experience of birth and new parenthood, with as few products as possible.
“I kept having this ridiculous vision of, say, five years down the line being at a filmmaker meet up, looking across the room and recognizing my child in a stranger’s face, being like holy shit, I think that’s our donor. It’s a little absurd, I know, but San Francisco is a pretty small town!”
“If we think too hard, we’ll never do it,” Kellie said. She was right. A cost-benefit analysis would yield no practical reason to grow our family. The only reason to make a new baby was that we felt like it, and we could.
“There were good reasons we hadn’t started trying. But the bigger reason, which came out right there in a flood on cobblestones in the French Quarter, was that Simone wanted me to carry her baby, and that was maybe going to be impossible to achieve.”
Welcome to a new series about how we made our babies! This week you’ll learn how to inseminate yourself and the importance of the pillow-to-butt ratio!
“But no matter what, I’ve always, always, always known that I would be a parent. I’ve always wanted to have a baby. Actually babies, plural. Lots of them. One miscarriage, four embryos, dozens of pee sticks, 18 months, and approximately 132 injections later, I’m 18 weeks pregnant!”
The death of trans teen activist Blake Brockington, good legislative news for same-sex parents in Maryland, Roy Moore says something regrettable, Ellen Pao takes sexism in venture capitalism to court, and more!
Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works’ first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn’t that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!
Activism in the age of celebrity worship, the new Ghostbusters might actually be scary, KFC is making my dreams come true, does PBS and diversity in indie films, video game breasts and a brief discussion of my root. All this and more, in today’s AAA!
Doulas aren’t just for rich white folks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere, where are all the women hermits, even more on the Google View-Master because I’m obsessed, plus other cool neat rad stories you’ll appreciate on some level!
The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn’t currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor’s behavior.
Doctor Who as Lego, KStew as yr gf, science about making a baby with two other people, cats in boxes, sex and menstruation (!!!), reheat your pizza like a fucking pro please, and so much more!
We’re looking for a columnist who’s a new mom and wants to write about that experience right here! RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBSITE.