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

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family
Books / Media / News & Politics

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family

Hi! Clare here to hijack Polly’s TGIF Video Post. Polly usually posts really great uplifting videos— and this one is beautiful and hopeful too. However, I am posting it this week in solidarity for the LGBT population in Russia who are being legislated as second class citizens. This video is […]

Can you tell the difference?
Family / Parenting

Accidentally Delicious 

All of us have had these moments. The moments where the kids are running around, we need to get out the door, we are completely unprepared to face the world, and the cake or whatever it is that we are baking has to be finished first. The moments where our […]

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage
Life / Sex & relationships

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage

Clare Davina, a longtime regular contributor here at Lesbian Family (first post: 12 July 2007!), also blogs at Musings from inside, outside, and underneath.  Her post below is the tenth in our Lawfully Wedded Life series, and the first to look at heterosexually wedded life and how same-sex wedded life affects it.  Do you […]

Lesbian Family and past Blogging for LGBT Families Days
Family / News & Politics / Parenting

Lesbian Family and past Blogging for LGBT Families Days

We have already written to encourage everyone to support Mombian’s 8th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day.  I thought I would share some of Lesbian Family contributor’s past posts (click on the links for the full post as I am just highlighting pieces).  Add your past submissions in the comments! […]

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally
Media / News & Politics / News from the community

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally

Guest author and LGBT ally Sara posted this on her blog The Titleless Blog the Friday before Minnesota’s senate approved gay marraige (the photo appeared on her instagram).  Sara is one of those blog friends who became a real life friend.  I have “known” her through her blog since 2008 and […]

Albania’s 2nd Gay Ride Against Homophobia
News & Politics

Albania’s 2nd Gay Ride Against Homophobia

I grew up in the US as a child of the 1980s and 90s. I was born after Stonewall but before marriage equality in any state. I am part of the in-between generation. The one that didn’t live the acute violence but still didn’t have Gay-Straight Alliances at school or LGBT role […]

International Family Equality Day!
Family / News & Politics

International Family Equality Day!

It seems like every time I turn around, there is another international day or theme month that people are celebrating and I don’t know about. Well, I just turned around again and ran smack dab into one that I love: International Family Equality Day (this coming Sunday, 5 May 2013). […]

Get out the Vote for Richmond Supermoms
Family / Parenting

Get out the Vote for Richmond Supermoms

One of our Facebook fans asked us to help get out the vote for the 1st set of lesbian moms to be nominated in Richmond, Virgina’s Supermom contest.  The catch?  All votes must be cast by Tuesday, April 30th!  That said, it is pretty easy and only takes a few […]

Drawings on the Fridge Door
Community / Family

Drawings on the Fridge Door

When I moved to Chile in high school,  I was surprised to learn that sticking family photos, spelling or math tests with good grades, and children’s drawings on the refrigerator door was not a worldwide phenomenon.   My host family’s fridge was bare.   So were all the refrigerators in the neighborhood.  Honestly, it was […]

A Number Game
News & Politics

A Number Game

“Gay brothers and sisters,… You must come out. Come out… to your parents… I know that it is hard and will hurt them but think about how they will hurt you in the voting booth! Come out to your relatives… come out to your friends… if indeed they are your […]