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Marriage Equality: the “Tri” in Our Trifecta
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Marriage Equality: the “Tri” in Our Trifecta

The following is the third in our ongoing Wednesday series, Lawfully Wedded Life. Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the series through the SCOTUS marriage equality decision(s), expected late June 2013.   K-Bird and his kindergarten classmate are […]

My Niece Stopped Pretending To Be A Doctor
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My Niece Stopped Pretending To Be A Doctor

My sister is an outspoken, strong, independent woman who has worked to empower her daughter to move beyond gender stereotypes in every way possible. In some ways, she is winning that uphill battle, however, a visit to Milwaukee’s Discovery World seven years ago still haunts me.   My niece must have been […]

Shacking Up without Telling the Kids
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Shacking Up without Telling the Kids

The following is the second in our ongoing Wednesday series, Lawfully Wedded Life. Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the series through the SCOTUS marriage equality decision(s), expected late June 2013.   Our kids don’t […]

I Fought the Bow, and the Bow Won
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I Fought the Bow, and the Bow Won

I have always been of the school of thought that those huge bows/flowers that people strapped to their babies’ heads were ridiculous.  Are people really that desperate to let people know that the tiny human they are carrying is a girl?  Those things can’t be comfortable.  What purpose do they […]

School Project Hell for Hands-On Parents
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School Project Hell for Hands-On Parents

I don’t recall having homework until about 5th or 6th grade.  That’s not to say that I didn’t have homework before then, but I have no recollection of it.  Whenever I did have homework, I completed all my assignments on my own.  By myself.  Without assistance.  Was I an academic […]

Bouncin’ Bouncin’ Babies
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Bouncin’ Bouncin’ Babies

My daughter is 20 months old and has discovered the joy of music.  In reality, she has discovered a love of dancing, skipping around in circles Gangnam style, and bouncing to any beat.  Watching her inescapable joy on the dance floor, I am transported back to my old love of clubbing.  While my days of […]

Kids at a Drag Show?
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Kids at a Drag Show?

Today my partner and I took our son (2.5 yrs) and daughter (8 mos) to a show featuring Miss Martha Graham Cracker, a beloved local drag performer.   This show was a response to a rescinded invitation from a child care center in Haddonfield, NJ.  They had initially invited Ms. Graham Cracker to […]

Help! My Kid Is A Republican!
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Help! My Kid Is A Republican!

When Zeca was four years old, Barack Obama was elected for the first time. I remember watching news coverage of the inauguration with the kids and the network showed footage of the presidential helicopter taking George Bush Jr. from Washington D.C. back to his ranch in Texas. Miguel, Luisa and I […]

Brothers and Sisters, Sisters and Brothers
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Brothers and Sisters, Sisters and Brothers

My sister Rachel and I were mortal enemies for the entirety of our childhood.  I can’t tell you why, other than the fact that we were sisters, three years apart in age and miles apart in personalities.  I am the older of the two of us and was naturally born […]

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia
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What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia

“Another child victim of biological engineering!” An anti-gay protestor shouted this at my then four-year-old son K-bird and me, as we were walking up the stairs into the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco, heading to one of the many Proposition 8-related hearings. In the reflections on the glass […]