Articles written by: Polly Pagenhart

http://pedrocabiya.com/2012/05/carta-abierta-a-roberto-rosario/ Polly has been blogging about her experience as a lesbian parent since 2006, at Lesbian Dad, which has been recognized with awards from the Weblog Awards, the Bloggies, About.com, Red Tricycle, Circle of Moms, and Babble. She lives with her partner and their two elementary school-aged children in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works for her regional LGBT family org. On Twitter, she's @LesbianDad.

Five reasons Salon LGBTQ is incredibly exciting and you need to join us there
Community / Media

Five reasons Salon LGBTQ is incredibly exciting and you need to join us there

People! We’re now a month out from Salon LGBTQ, the first national conference focusing on LGBTQ social media, happening October 17 – 19 in Atlanta. Or Hotlanta, as you prefer. I can’t begin to tell you what it means to me. Scratch that. Of course I can, and in fact […]

TGIF Video: All You Need Is Love
News & Politics

TGIF Video: All You Need Is Love

All you need is love. Okay, love, and also constant political pressure, and the attention of the international community, and an unshakable determination not to forget the lessons of history, and elected politicians with backbone taking  note of the passionate beliefs of the people they’re ostensibly representing, and also decent people […]

Hello, school (part 2)
Family / Parenting / School

Hello, school (part 2)

Yesterday, I doled out some home-spun advice about how you can ease your transition to your child’s first schooling experience. Now, it’s time to crack the books and do some learnin’ ourselves. Behold, Five Top-Notch Resources to Help Educate Yourself and Your Child’s Teachers Ye olde “put the mask on […]

Hello, school (part 1)
Family / Kids / Parenting / School

Hello, school (part 1)

There is so dadgum much to say about our kids in schools that this back-to-school advice-fest is broken into two parts. Part 1, below, is the home-spun anecdotal wisdom tip sheet. Part 2, to be published tomorrow, is a list of super-helpful links and resources. Look, there she goes! Your […]

TGIF Video: Hannah + Kristie’s Quonquont Farm Wedding
Life / Sex & relationships

TGIF Video: Hannah + Kristie’s Quonquont Farm Wedding

Hannah and Kristie live in western Mass where they’re building their family and creating their home.  Hanna blogs at the homesteady, a visual feast and an infectiously engaging blog that will make you want to move to the country and pack cool things into mason jars, or die trying.  The […]

TGIF Video: Camp It Up! In double-whammy video goodness!
Family / Kids / Parenting

TGIF Video: Camp It Up! In double-whammy video goodness!

At the risk of implying that all LGBTQ families are guitar-strumming, happy campers, here: guitar-strumming, happy gay campers!  Below, feast your eyes on a short video by and about the queer family camp my family attended last week. And since I missed the Friday video last week (camping it up), […]

VillageQ People at BlogHer ’13
Community

VillageQ People at BlogHer ’13

On Friday and Saturday, the social media conference-cum-convention-cum-happening known as BlogHer will be taking place in Chicago. Among the 4,000+ women (and men, but mostly women) who’ll be there are dozens of speakers, and among them are a clutch of folks from VillageQ’s Editorial board. One or another of them […]

Identity Vlog: The Love Train Version
Identity / Life

Identity Vlog: The Love Train Version

This week some of us VillageQ People (oh yes, we already have new monikers!) have recorded vlogs riffing on the topic of “identity” and what the identity of VillageQ means to us. Here’s mine, and you just have to try to overlook the fact that you can’t read any of […]

Change is Coming to Lesbian Family
Community

Change is Coming to Lesbian Family

“Where’d that header spoon go?” the observant among you might ask. Those who take in this site’s content in a reader, or who are just not that tuned into header graphics may instead ask, “You mean there are spoons in the header graphic?” To you, we say: yes, there were […]

TGIF Video: Fosterosity, with Some JLo on Top
Culture / Entertainment / Family

TGIF Video: Fosterosity, with Some JLo on Top

Fosterosity: not the Jodie kind. Thanks to the ABC Family TV series, now chugging headlong into its sixth episode, we have a new kind of Foster to watch. And we’re not alone: it is pulling in very strong ratings, ranked as cable TV’s #1 telecast in its time slot among […]