Articles written by: Kwynne

News & Politics

Married Same-Sex couples counted in 2006 Canadian census

irrespective 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, […]

News & Politics

*shocker* Lesbian Parents Just as Good as Straight Ones

Like Trista, I had hoped that my return to LF would be with a much longer and interesting post than this one, but alas, it is not. I did, however, want to share this tidbit from your neighbours to the North. A study, (commissioned back in 2003 when Canadians were […]

Family / News & Politics / Parenting

The Desperate (Queer) Housewife

Let me tell you, I find it quite odd how exciting the words “Honey! I’m home!” have become for me in the past year. As many of you know, I have been home full time with my son, and will be heading back to work and school at the end […]

Family / Parenting

Queering his Childhood

(just a quick note: this post was not inspired by Art’s recent post. I hesitate to post this as I feel it covers similar ground, but I think there may be a few other angles to discuss.) So tell me… Are you, as a lesbian parent/queer parent and parent to […]

Family / Parenting

Film Flashback

A few months back, the three of us decided to attend a film and panel discussion, held at one of the local universities in our city. The film, entitled The Politics of the Heart (click for video) documents the fight for recognition of their familes by queer parents in Québec. […]

Culture / News & Politics

Black History Month

Well, I’m a week late, but Happy Black History Month! A former student of mine succinctly sums up my thoughts on the month. She writes, “Black History Month (BHM) became a bore for me a while ago, not just because of the regurgitated Marcus, Malcolm, Martin mantra, but because this […]

Books / News & Politics

A few news stories for your reading pleasure (or perhaps displeasure)

I’ve decided to add a news ticker to my life, using keywords like “lesbian” and “parenting”. This week, I received 85 notices that Jen*ifer Anist*n and C*urtney C*x were going to kiss onscreen. How exciting! *rolls eyes* Yet I did come across some interesting news links and offer them up […]

Community / Family / Parenting

Call for Papers: Mothering and Blogging

(Me again with another call for papers) Demeter Press is seeking submissions for the edited collection Mothering and Blogging: Practice and Theory Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2007 Publication Date: Spring 2008 Editors: May Friedman, Shana L. Calixte Critical mothering and writing about motherhood have, in the last few years, […]

Family / News & Politics / Parenting

“Othering” Lesbian Mothering

This week, I bring you more lesbian legal news from Ontario, Canada. In July of last year, lesbian parents in Ontario won the right to have both women register on a child’s birth document, called the Statement of Live Birth. Before this decision, the non-bio mom was required to adopt […]

News & Politics

Three legal parents

Today, Ontario’s highest court ruled that a five year old boy has three legal parents – his biological mother, her partner, and their good friend, his biological father. The case is believed to be the first in Canada in which a child has more than two legal parents, said Peter […]