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VillageQ Advice from Ms. Radcliffe: Bullied by Our Vegan Son

Sick of being told that, as lesbians, we should feel a greater sense of responsibility to the earth and to sentient beings. What does one thing have to do with the other? Can’t we be dykes who love burgers, leather, and turbo?

Dear Ms. Radcliffe: Coming out in the Bible Belt
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Dear Ms. Radcliffe: Coming out in the Bible Belt

Two men and a baby: Should they remain in the closet in their small town?

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VillageQ Advice from Ms. Radcliffe: Fear of Four-Year-Old Fashionista

Dear Ms. Radcliffe, My wife and I have a 4-year-old son who has always preferred traditional girl toys to boy toys, girl clothes to boys. He loves pink, glitter, nail polish…the whole nine yards. He doesn’t say he wants to be a girl, but he does like to dress like […]

VillageQ Advice from Ms. Radcliffe: Fatigue from Fielding Fatherhood Questions
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VillageQ Advice from Ms. Radcliffe: Fatigue from Fielding Fatherhood Questions

The moment you hire a surrogate or sign up for in vitro fertilization trials, you simultaneously sign away your rights to privacy about the most personal details of your intimate life. Or so it would seem.

Trans 101: DOs and DON’Ts
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Trans 101: DOs and DON’Ts

So your co-worker, aunt, favorite celebrity, or daughter’s BFF is transitioning. How do you deal?

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VillageQ Advice: Dear Ms. Radcliffe #1

Whenever our six-year-old draws a picture about a family or plays family with his friends, there is always a mother and a father—never two mothers or two fathers.

5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week
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5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Even on a rough day, I have access to innumerable bits of awesome.

Spring Cleaning for Queer Mental Health    
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Spring Cleaning for Queer Mental Health    

It is finally Spring! The season of redemption and rebirth, family time, and Seder and Easter tables. Spring is the time we deep clean our homes, gather all that we no longer need or use, and expunge the clutter that holds us back. At this time of year, is it […]

VQ Sex Ed: How are gaybies made?
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VQ Sex Ed: How are gaybies made?

This month, I’m talking reproduction and how families are made. How do we tell kids how gaybies are made?

VQ Sex Ed: On privacy and parts
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VQ Sex Ed: On privacy and parts

This month, I talk about the societal messages we internalize and how it makes us self-conscious of our parenting. Specifically, I am talking about privacy when showering and talking with our kids about bodies – ours and theirs.