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LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
Family / Guest blog posts / News & Politics

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Guest author Raquel (Rocki) Simões is a white Brazilian butch who came to the United States in the late 80s, fell in love with women and Rice Krispies treats (not necessarily in that order) and decided to stay. Most of her community organizing work has focused on queer youth and […]

Princesses can break gender stereotypes
Culture / Guest blog posts / Kids

Princesses can break gender stereotypes

Guest author j wallace writes at Visibly Transparent about life, queer parenting, gender, and life in Canada.  His analysis of gender, gender messaging and parenting are what I aspire to be and how I wish I could write/think (hello? remember when I talked about blog-crushes?).  Moreover, I think the conversation […]

PHOTO SOURCE: ARTHUR'S
Advice / Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Coping

Guest author Andrew lives with his husband Juan and their son Benji in South Orange, NJ. They share their constant home remodeling project with their nine-year-old blind pug Poqui. Andrew was trained as an architect and now is the IT Director for a New York City architecture firm, where he […]

The Absolute Truth of Love, Death, and Taxes According to the IRS
Guest blog posts / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

The Absolute Truth of Love, Death, and Taxes According to the IRS

Guest author Jerry Capell lives in Chicago with his Partner of 17+ years and two children.  On those rare occasions when he is not threatening his children with bodily harm, he is the CEO, President and co-founder of Urban Renovators.   My partner Kevin and I have been talking about […]

Choosing
Family / Parenting

Choosing

Andrew lives with his husband Juan and their son Benji in South Orange, NJ. They share their constant home remodeling project with their nine-year-old blind pug Poqui. Andrew was trained as an architect and now is the IT Director for a New York City architecture firm, where he works hard […]

He grew in my heart
Family / Kids / Parenting

He grew in my heart

This is cross posted from Mouths of Babes.  Angie is a single mom of four kids under the age of five!  Wow! I struggle to blog with one toddler, so she pretty much amazes me.   Not only that, but the posts are filled with humor, heart, and beautiful photos. […]

My perfectly typical toddler
Family / Parenting

My perfectly typical toddler

This piece is cross-posted from DADsquared.  Henry is “a leader, an artist, a traveler  a husband, a father, a healer, a life coach, a thinker, a gypsy, a pacifist, a lover, a yogi, a “buddha,” a listener, a Spaniard, a wedding officiant, a philosopher, a nudge, a writer, a fly-on-the-wall, a […]

PHOTO CREDIT: ETHAN LOFTON
Family / Parenting

You can ask

  Ezekiel blogs with Gail, his partner of 12 years, at First Time Second Time.  He is a 35-year-old trans dad of two.  I recently discovered the blog when I was updating our blogrolls, and I am so sad that it is took me this long.  I love First Time […]

The Abdication
Family / Kids / Parenting

The Abdication

Eric Horwitz is an openly gay father of two children in lower Manhattan. Currently, Eric is the founder, CEO, and career  and life coach of Gem Coaching LLC. Eric has been coaching for eight years now, following many years working in corporate America. The success-driven coach strives to have the […]

When The Best Man Was A Drag Queen
Life / Sex & relationships

When The Best Man Was A Drag Queen

Katie writes at Coming Out at Midlife.  I first found her through this year’s Mombian Blogging for LGBT Families Day.  She was the second article that I randomly chose– I ended up reading her entire blog, every single piece.   Katie’s writing is beautiful, the love she has with TDL–her partner, “tall, […]