Awkward Questions – Part 1

  Welcome to our first installment of “Awkward Questions.” Here we address some of the questions that often come up for LGBTQ parents. And while the questions themselves aren’t “awkward,” sometimes asking them can feel that way. To address these questions I tap into the queer networks I’m lucky enough to be a part of, my own experience, and the wisdom of Google. In cases where I’m quoting people who have shared in Facebook groups such…

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Concerns unique to LGBTQ parents

This post highlights The Rolling Tide of LGBTQ Rights: Parenting with Uncertainty by Adventurous Moms. Being a parent is anxiety-provoking no matter who you are. But there are certain concerns unique to being an LGBTQ parent. This blog post captures the fears I think many of us struggle with. She writes: What if gay marriage is overturned? What if the law changes before my adoption of the twins is finalized? What if the adoption of my kids…

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Zach Wahls talks activism and growing up with two moms

This post highlights Viral Sensation, Zach Wahls Talks About His 2 Moms & His Bid for Senate by If These Ovaries Could Talk. For those of you not familiar with this great podcast, here’s how they describe themselves: Two lesbians chat about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears and setbacks when making a baby with love plus science as well as what it’s…

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Overcoming Addiction

This post highlights HOW ADDICTION HAS CHANGED MY LIFE by Family Is About Love. In this vulnerable piece Frank speaks candidly about his struggle with — and triumph over — addiction, and how that impacts who he is as a father. He writes: Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how I can best use my past experience to educate my son and my students as to the dangers of some drugs out there. I know…

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LGBTQ Children’s Books that go beyond the issues

This post highlights LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books: Trends and Tribulations by Mombian. I love this piece because it speaks to one of the things I’ve found frustrating as a parent: trying to find LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books that go beyond the “issue” of being LGBTQ. Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate that the “issue” books exist — especially to help straight families teach their children about families that might be different than their own. But what I really…

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