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Patricial Charbonneau 's Cay busts a move on Helen Shaver's Vivian in Desert Hearts. [PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA DEITCH]
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Desert Hearts: Still Sapphic Bliss

In the last installment of Queer-View Mirror, I shared my experience of watching my coming-out movie, Desert Hearts, in 15-minute increments, and simultaneously feeling the door to my own personal closet flying off its hinges. I was 16 years old then, and naturally, it became my favorite film. But recently […]

TGIF: Kids are kids
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TGIF: Kids are kids

​​I love being part of this queer parenting site. I love being around other queer parents. I love being able to say, without explaining. I love the community and the support and being part of the cool club. I love learning to help people redirect those innocent yet oh so inappropriate […]

The Fosters: Things Unsaid (Episode 13)
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The Fosters: Things Unsaid (Episode 13)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly rundowns are your place for queer family banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned! Episode synopsis: Lena worries when Stef returns to work; Kelsey exposes secrets from Mariana’s past.  First aired: Jan 27, 2014 I didn’t catch The […]

Queer-View Mirror: My Coming-Out Movie
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Queer-View Mirror: My Coming-Out Movie

There was only one film with queer content nominated for an Oscar last week—Dallas Buyers Club—but in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, I’d like to talk about movies. Specifically, gay movies. Much more specifically, Coming-Out Movies. For those of you younger than 25, a Coming-Out Movie is the film […]

Lee Free, Charmin Ultra, and Mor Erlich, of Sez Me. [PHOTO CREDIT: MOR ERLICH]
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TGIF Video: Sez Me!

My kids watch stuff on screens, as do many, many kids. Before I was a parent, I was convinced they never would – you know, because they’d be busy doing macramé, carving quill pens out of bird feathers we’d have found on a hike, writing poetry in iambic pentameter, and […]

The Fosters: House and Home (Episode 12)
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The Fosters: House and Home (Episode 12)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for queer family banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned! Episode synopsis: Callie meets a woman who works in the foster care system; Brandon reveals why Callie ran away.  First aired: Jan 20, 2014 […]

"Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It's not easy but we enjoy every moment and eveny minute of #fatherhood . #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads" [PHOTO CREDIT: KORDALENKALEB]
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Instagramming family while Black and gay

Since last September, Kordale and Kaleb have been posting Instagram photos of their everyday lives as they raise their three kids in Atlanta, GA. They bought a beautiful 5-bedroom house, and are leading the fabulously ordinary family life of hard-working, corporate-employed, college grads. With this one exception: because they are both […]

The Fosters Roundtable: The Honeymoon (Episode 11)
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The Fosters Roundtable: The Honeymoon (Episode 11)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for queer family banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned! Episode synopsis: Jude and Brandon feel guilty about Callie running away, and other family members are confused about Callie’s actions. Meanwhile, Mariana stumbles upon […]

Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera: Grace Under Fire
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Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera: Grace Under Fire

You may have seen that Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox were on The Katie Couric Show to promote their current projects.  Carmen Carrera is trans* model of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame and Laverne Cox is a trans actress who portrays a trans* inmate on Orange Is The New Black. Katie […]

Boxing Day: Ode to Emily Litella
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Boxing Day: Ode to Emily Litella

Gabriella: I’m going to take the kids into the city today. Deborah: Why, is it my birthday? Gabriella: No. It’s Boxing Day. Deborah: Botching Day? The day where you say you’re taking the kids into the city but then one of them spontaneously throws up all over the floor and […]