Articles written by: Clare Masson

Clare started blogging in 2004 when she realized that no one read those long rambling emails she wrote as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova. Somehow no one reading words in the vacuum of cyberspace felt much safer than people ignoring direct messages. She blogs at Musings from inside, outside, and underneath about living overseas (Chile, Cambodia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, and Albania (current home), her daughter (aka Little Elephant), food, and generally anything else that crosses her mind. Opinions expressed are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer

News & Politics

News from Latin America and a Bienvenida

I have been updating the Spanish blogs– I would like to welcome A. Daniela, a Chilean couple in search of their first child and to create community in Chile for lesbian mothers. Also, if you want LGBT news (in English) of the happenings in Latin America check out Julieta‘s new […]

Featured blogs

More blogs in Español

Here are some new (or better said, just found blogs): Mamas Lesbianas a partir de los 42 años: about a couple and their adopted daughter Adopcion nacional:  about two able-bodied adult white women in Spain who have one daughter with a disability adopted internationally and who are trying to adopt […]


Biweekly question: LGBT friendly books?

I have to fess up that I have been miserable at trying to contribute to this site. Perhaps I could blame stressful job and stressful change of job and, most recently, unemployment (okay, admittedly, I do not have the stresses that many of you do while unemployed, so I will […]

Family / Kids / Parenting

Read to your kids in Spanish

There is a lot of chatter about inclusive stories for kids. While in school libraries in the US and Canada these books may be few and far between, they are much harder to track down in some other places (and in some other languages). Gabi pointed out this amazing site […]

Family / Parenting

Anti-racist parenting

Growing up, my parents devoted quite a bit of time talking to my sister and I about white privilege and making sure that we understood how the world worked and what we wanted it to look like. From them, I learned that this idea of anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-ism parenting started […]

Community / Featured blogs

The “bloggeras”: Lesbian Family with a latin twist

(En español abajo) So, I wanted to have some great post for my first post since joining the team (guest post aside). So I started thinking about what I could talk about—after all, I neither currently have children nor am I in the process of making them or planning them. […]


Familia Lesbiana– Blogs en Español

This is what I hope will be the start of a list of blogs in Spanish by and about lesbian families. If anyone knows anyone else, please send them this way. Without further ado, I give you: Julieta and her less-than-legal wife who are still in the planning stages over […]

Extended family / Family

Lesbian Families as Role Models (Guest Post)

Reader, thinker, and real life friend Clare sent me (Liza) this message below, and I thought it would be a fabulous guest post here. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been close friends with Clare’s (straight) older sister since I was about 18 and full of radical organizing […]