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We Have a Crush
Culture / Media

We Have a Crush

My wife and I have a crush. Now, we’re usually each crushing on somebody at any given time. I’m not talking co-workers or friends, but celebrity crushes and the like. So that in and of itself isn’t a surprise. The surprising part is that our crushes would overlap as such. […]

TGIF Video: U GO CA! And Kate
Celebrities / Culture / Media / News & Politics

TGIF Video: U GO CA! And Kate

Clearly, some of us are a little nail-bitey over the whole SCOTUS decision wait. We already did a Wanda Sykes TGIF Videofest a few weeks back, so it would be a mite repetitive to repost her classic routine about same-sex marriage, before she came out. Though you do have to […]

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family
Books / Media / News & Politics

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family

Hi! Clare here to hijack Polly’s TGIF Video Post. Polly usually posts really great uplifting videos— and this one is beautiful and hopeful too. However, I am posting it this week in solidarity for the LGBT population in Russia who are being legislated as second class citizens. This video is […]

Sherri Saum as Lena Adams and Danny Nucci as Mike Foster on The Fosters, Image Copyright ABC Family
Culture / Family / Media

The Fosters Roundtable: Consequently (Episode 2)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for smart lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  Not so much a recap of plot points as it is chit-chat about compelling issues the episode brought up. Read no further if you want […]

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally
Media / News & Politics / News from the community

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally

Guest author and LGBT ally Sara posted this on her blog The Titleless Blog the Friday before Minnesota’s senate approved gay marraige (the photo appeared on her instagram).  Sara is one of those blog friends who became a real life friend.  I have “known” her through her blog since 2008 and […]

So Long to The New Normal
Media

So Long to The New Normal

Last month, I wrote about seeing ourselves in mass media. When it was originally announced, I had high hopes for The New Normal, but also large fears. Namely based on the fact that it was being brought to us by Ryan Murphy – one of the creators and the show […]

13 May 2013 New Yorker cover, by Chris Ware
Media

Thank You, New Yorker

In what you can bet will be a steady, week-long stream of observations, celebrations, and consternations around Mothers’ Day here at Lesbian Family, here’s something for the hallelujah column. The New Yorker’s upcoming issue will feature a two-mom family, in a beautiful illustration by Chris Ware. In a post describing […]

TGIF Video: LGBT and Undocumented
Media

TGIF Video: LGBT and Undocumented

As many of you know, the recent immigration reform legislation before the congress excluded the Uniting American Families act, which seeks to [per Wikipedia]: eliminate discrimination in immigration by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and of lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and […]

The Media Mirror
Media

The Media Mirror

I’m a media hound. I confess. Significantly less of one since getting together with J, lo these many years ago, but we’ve come to a sort of middle ground, where she watches much more than she used to, and I watch much less than I used to. All the same, […]

To watch with the little ones
Culture / Kids / Media

To watch with the little ones

Here are some short animations featuring LGBT families produced by Paka Paka, which is Argentina’s first public educational tv channel for kids run by the Ministry of Education, to watch with the little ones and since there is no dialog, it doesn’t matter what language you speak. 1) Mi Familia, […]