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Christmas cartoons can be so queer
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Christmas cartoons can be so queer

As Christmas approaches, my family sets aside time to watch the classic Christmas movies from my childhood. We own them all on DVD and, even though many of them were made in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, my kids still love them. Of course, I watch them through a […]

Kinky Boots provides opportunity for conversation
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Kinky Boots provides opportunity for conversation

On November 28th, I was in the midst of what was a rather picturesque all-American Thanksgiving scene. Everything was under control in the kitchen, chores were being done around the house, dogs were playing on the porch, and my partner and kids were doing puzzles and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

What’s on TV?
Culture / Family / Kids / Media / Parenting

What’s on TV?

Among the many and varied parenting “wars” out there, the one that caught me the most off-guard was the one about television viewing for small children. Now, given my previous posts here, I think it’s safe to say that I am a child of media.  Though I obviously didn’t want […]

Vlogging Like We’ve Never Vlogged Before
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Vlogging Like We’ve Never Vlogged Before

SalonLGBTQ ended on Saturday and I have still not recovered. Maybe it’s because I’m old or maybe it’s because my mind is still ruminating on the content and connections from the weekend. Deborah Goldstein and I did a session at the conference entitled “Why We Blog” and it was graphically […]

TGIF Video: Harvey Milk implores you to come out
Media / News & Politics

TGIF Video: Harvey Milk implores you to come out

Buttoning up a full day of National Coming Out Day posts is an audio clip, playing over accompanying still pictures, of a speech Harvey Milk gave November 7, 1978, the night the Briggs Initiative was defeated. Failed gubernatorial candidate Briggs authored and championed California Proposition 6, which would have mandated […]

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ
Kids / Media

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ

There are a lot of great things in life that are purple – Harold’s crayon, the one-eyed people eater, jelly beans and eggplant! Wait – eggplant is aubergine. Which came first the eggplant or the color aubergine? I don’t know but I’m not here to talk about that timeless question. I’m […]

TGIF Video: It Gets Better, the Wells Fargo version
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TGIF Video: It Gets Better, the Wells Fargo version

It’s been over three years since Dan Savage and Terry Miller uploaded an eight and a half minute video to YouTube with the simple, focussed message: “It gets better.”  Over  50,000 user-produced videos and millions of views later, the It Gets Better Project is a non-profit organization with global reach (web sites […]

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 […]

Identity: A #VQvlogs Vlog-a-thon
Life / Media / Portraits

Identity: A #VQvlogs Vlog-a-thon

Several months ago, we held our first vlog-off where we asked people to talk about similarities and differences.  In my humble opinion, the results were phenomenal.  In the end, five people submitted videos, 3 Contributors and 2 Readers.  I was thrilled that readers participated (Side note: If you like the videos […]

The Fosters Roundtable: The Morning After (Episode 5)
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The Fosters Roundtable: The Morning After (Episode 5)

  Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned!  Episode Synopsis: Passion takes Jesus and Lexi by surprise, and soon they realize there may be consequences. Meanwhile, Brandon objects to Callie’s […]