Extended family

Redefining Family
Extended family / Family

Redefining Family

Sometimes, the way we define family ends up defining us.

Home for the Holigays
Extended family / Family

Home for the Holigays

How do people in the LGBT community feel about going home during the holiday season?

Uncle Bryan serves up the best fake martini in these parts
Extended family / Family

The Life of a Gay Uncle

Gay uncles often pull out all the stops to care for their nieces and nephews.

My Gay Husband
Extended family / Family

My Gay Husband

Everyone needs a gay husband. Even queer women.

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand
Extended family / Family

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand

I have written before about how Rick and I have gotten married quite a few times, the first time being on June 24, 2000.  What I haven’t written about were the family members who conscientiously objected to our wedding. Bigotry and ignorance, given the sheen of legitimacy by calling them religion, […]

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up
Extended family / Family / Kids

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up

I have a confession to make: I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar.

PHOTO CREDIT: CLAIRE BROWN/TULANE HULLABALOO
Extended family / Family / Family-building

Donor siblings find each other

When Mikayla Stern-Ellis posted a comment on Father’s Day thanking her Colombian sperm donor, Emily Nappi sent a “Me too” that resulted in an amazing discovery. Two friends who found each other via roommate search at Tulane soon learned that they are donor siblings. There’s a story you don’t hear […]

PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH GOLDSTEIN
Community / Extended family / Family / Family-building / Kids

Stone Soup to Consommé

During the last VQ Chat on Twitter on Monday, we chatted about many topics related to the New Year. There were success stories from 2013 and goals for 2014 and plenty of support for our VillageQ community. Next chat, by the by, is Monday January 27th at 9PM EST.  Mark […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us.  They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life […]

The Families of Our Minds
Extended family / Family / Kids

The Families of Our Minds

In a few days, we’re packing up and headed to the beach. I’m more than a little excited, as not only is this our first trip to the beach with n – this will be my first trip to the beach in over a decade. It’s brought up a lot […]