Guest blog posts

PHOTO CREDIT: GETTYSBURG FLAG
Guest blog posts / Parenting

Talking to your kids about Sochi

Mike Cronin is the CEO of Gettysburg Flag. Mike holds a BS and MS from The University of Wisconsin in materials engineering and is a Vietnam era veteran having served in the Ordnance Corps of the US Army with an ROTC commission. Mike became an entrepreneur in the flag and banner industry […]

The Power of Language
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Kids / Parenting

The Power of Language

Julia Roberts is an advocate, writer, speaker, strategist and community builder who co-founded Support for Special Needs in 2010 for families touched by special needs. Married to Julian and living in Atlanta, Georgia, they own a small business. They are raising two kids with learning disabilities who survived kidney transplants […]

A Queer’s Guide to Staying Sober during the Holidays
Advice / Guest blog posts / Life

A Queer’s Guide to Staying Sober during the Holidays

Guest author Mary Bowers is a writer and graphic designer living in Chicago with her wife and two kids. She stopped drinking in October of 2002 and knows exactly what it’s like to confront the wall of holiday booze. You can read other stuff she’s written at here. [hr] Ah, […]

A Tale of Two States
Guest blog posts / News & Politics

A Tale of Two States

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. After years of taking a fairly belligerent view on getting married […]

PHOTO CREDIT: GORDON OSMUNDSON
Guest blog posts / News & Politics

Marriage equality for Illinois: chugging along two tracks and giving me a headache

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. Illinois, my home state, is giving me a headache.  As the […]

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 […]

Lessons From the Great Airport Debacle of April 2013
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Lessons From the Great Airport Debacle of April 2013

Guest author Liz Durant writes about open adoption, parenting, poetry, women’s spirituality and more at Poemfish. She says: “as a new adoptive mom, I am lucky to have a close relationship with our daughter’s tummy mommy. I’m also married to an amazing woman who is a birth mom and adoptee. And […]