Awkward Questions – Part 2

  Welcome to Part Two of our “Awkward Questions” series. In these posts we dig into some common questions that LGBTQ parents have, but often feel awkward asking. If you missed it, you can read Part One here. As always, in cases where I’m quoting people from Facebook groups that I’m a part of, I have spoken with the original poster and received their permission to share their posts here. Today we’re going to look…

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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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The Story of our Family

  A couple weeks ago Zach Wahls, activist and son of two lesbians, was interviewed on If These Ovaries Could Talk.  He mentioned that his moms ensured he knew from the very beginning that he had a donor. In other words, there was never a moment in his memory when he wondered where he came from or if he had a father. That comment got me thinking for the first time in a while about when Kathryn…

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