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.
If you are an NYC-based transgender or genderqueer parent, parent-to-be, or wannabe parent, you should go to this FREE workshop!
A mom turned to an internet message board to ask how she should handle the fact that her daughter is a lesbian and people actually responded and gave great advice. Then we wanted to give some advice, too.
As France gets closer to giving the nod to queer families, many French officials jump over their own prejudices to meet in the middle.
Sometimes the gulf between my own experience and “typical” parents is the same as that between parents and non-parents. And yet, on a fundamental level it’s also the same joy and the same challenge that we all face.
Zines for gender-neutral kids, unschooling kids, kids and their parents, and totally Wild Children. BAM.
Focusing on the number or gender of individuals raising children distracts us from the reality that patriarchal power structures and unequal social institutions are what really make things disadvantageous for children.
Last Spring, a school district in Utah removed a book after 25 parents signed a petition for its removal. But decisions about access to age appropriate reading material shouldn’t be left up to 25 parents, so the ACLU is suing.
Despite being held up as incontrovertible proof of the evils of gay parenting, Regnerus claims he “[took] pains in the study to say this is not about saying gay or lesbian parents are inherently bad.”
The Boy Scouts of America decided to keep their anti-gay ban, while Jennifer Tyrrell keeps fighting. “How dare someone tell a mother they can’t be a part of their child’s life?”
“I think the one thing that really sticks with me from my childhood is that I felt very alone–I felt like no one else’s family was like mine, so I just sequestered that part of my life and didn’t talk about it with my friends or acquaintances.”
A new study shows that boys raised by lesbians are properly gender socialized. Um, yay?
“This study cannot answer political questions about same-sex relationships and their legal legitimacy.”
It’s no accident that the Boy Scout Oath calls for young scouts to be “morally straight.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: What to expect when you’re expecting, and identify as a butch dyke.
You may soon find yourself in charge of or surrounded by one or more children. They may even be expecting gifts. This will help.
The joys of child labor and indentured servitude.
You can either make your own coffee seven days a week, or you can teach your kids how to do it for you.
Put the coffee on, homos, because “this gross example of child abuse is a wake-up call that everything about the gay movement isn’t acceptable.”
In which this is not a mommy blog and we talk about how to live with kids without becoming a crazy person. This week’s specialty: toys!