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VQ Sex Ed

Submit a question for VQ’s ongoing Sex Ed series. Questions may be anonymous. And if you like, read “VQ Sex Ed: Coming Soon” by way of introduction to this feature.    

The Media and the Erasure of Queer Sexuality
Identity / Life / Sex & relationships

The Media and the Erasure of Queer Sexuality

What do roommates, friends, gal pals and fans have in common? They are all words that erase queer relationships.

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons
Parenting

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons

I asked my kids, in the context of a conversation about song lyrics, what they think “sexy” means, and both my sons made it abundantly clear that they are suddenly totally disgusted by any talk about sex, bodies, or puberty.

The United States Supreme Court’s Surprise Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Legal / News & Politics

The United States Supreme Court’s Surprise Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Supreme Court decided not to hear arguments in any of the five cases that were ripe for review, leaving in place rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.

Teddy Grahams and the homosexual agenda
Culture / Media

Teddy Grahams and the homosexual agenda

I love happy, smiling families but what I love more is seeing an ad that expands our vision of the archetypal American family. I don’t need families like mine to be seen as wholesome but I do need them to be seen.

Four (Same-Sex) Weddings and a Funeral
Sex & relationships

Four (Same-Sex) Weddings and a Funeral

Settle down for a fantastic “long form” read for this week’s  Lawfully Wedded Life essay from regular Lesbian Family contributor Susan Goldberg. This piece first appeared in Lillith, was excerpted in Ms., and was included in the Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthology Here Come The Brides.  Do you have a story to tell about […]

News & Politics

Married Same-Sex couples counted in 2006 Canadian census

For the first time (thanks to the 2005 equal marriage legislation), married same-sex couples were counted in the Canadian census. Today, the reports on Families and Households, Marital Status and Housing and Shelter costs were released. Here is a quick rundown: The 2006 Census enumerated 45,300 same-sex couples. Of these, […]

Family / Family-building

Research Subjects Needed for Project on Same-Sex Adoption

This one came through my local queer parenting group… Are you in a committed relationship? Are you planning to adopt for the first time? If so, we need your and your partner’s help! The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project (TAPP) is aimed at exploring the transition to adoptive parenthood in […]

PHOTO CREDIT: Lanakila MacNaughton
Advice / Life

VillageQ Advice from Ms. Radcliffe: Bullied by Our Vegan Son

Sick of being told that, as lesbians, we should feel a greater sense of responsibility to the earth and to sentient beings. What does one thing have to do with the other? Can’t we be dykes who love burgers, leather, and turbo?

Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway
Books / Culture

Sex is a Funny Word: Interview and Giveaway

Our desire to have a book that does gender differently, and better, was key as we started writing “Sex is a Funny Word.” There weren’t any sex ed books for kids that included kids who are gender non-conforming, gender diverse, trans, or simply not sure where (or if) they belong given the options they see in ways that didn’t feel tokenistic or pathologizing.