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Blogging for LGBT Families Day is Coming!

BloggingForLGBTFamilies2013If you’ve been reading around the LGBT family blogosphere, you’re likely to have heard about Dana Rudolph’s Blogging for LBGT Families Day, something she’s hosted at Mombian for the past eight years. Many of you who blog already contribute; many of us who contribute here at Lesbian Family have logged a Blogging for LGBT Families Day post annually. Allies and queer folks with or without kids are all welcome to participate with a post that celebrates what such a day means to you.

It’s coming up on June 3rd this year: just a little under two weeks. Join us! Here’s more about it from Dana’s press release:

Eighth Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day Unites LGBT and Allied Bloggers in Support of LGBT Families

BOSTON, May 20, 2013: On Monday, June 3, 2013, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender bloggers, their family members, and allies will celebrate the eighth annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day. The event, developed and run by the award-winning LGBT-parenting site Mombian, and sponsored by the Family Equality Council, aims to raise awareness of LGBT families, their diverse natures, and how current prejudices and laws have a negative impact on their lives and children. Hundreds of bloggers have taken part over the past years.

The event is held each year at the start of June, between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, in order to honor both equally, but also to convey that not all families fit into the traditional structure of one mother and one father. June is also LGBT Pride Month, making it doubly appropriate.

“The stories shared on Blogging for LGBT Families Day are always a wonderful mix of experiences and perspectives,” said Dana Rudolph, founder and publisher of Mombian. “They have included parents across the LGBT spectrum, LGBT individuals without children, and non-LGBT allies. The stories range from the personal to the political, the poignant to the humorous.”

“This is a great opportunity for our community to collectively raise our voices in support of fairness for all families,” said Steve Majors, Family Equality Council Director of Communications.”  “We know that our stories are changing hearts, minds and laws across this country and Blogging for LGBT Families Day will provide a great platform to share those stories with a wide audience.”

  • To participate, blog at your own blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 3, 2013. Then visit www.mombian.com to submit the link to your entry. Mombian will showcase the full list of participants on June 3.
  • You can also create a video and upload it to YouTube or other video sharing service, tag it “lgbtfamilies,” and submit the link at Mombian.
  • Additionally, tweet in support of LGBT families on June 3 and include the hashtag #lgbtfamilies. Mombian will display the tweets in a scrolling box at www.mombian.com throughout the day. You can also follow the hashtag using most popular Twitter software.

All bloggers and tweeters who support LGBT families are welcome to contribute, whether they are LGBT or not, or parents or not.

For more details and promotional banners, visit www.mombian.com and click the “Blogging for LGBT Families” banner.

So what are you waiting for?

2 Comments

  1. Thank you kindly, Polly! Looking forward to reading all your posts!

    • Our pleasure! And we’re looking forward to the raft of Blogging for LGBT Families Day posts that will be streaming in this year!

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