Identity

5 Things You Should Know About Trans Parenthood
Identity / Life

5 Things You Should Know About Trans Parenthood

Like so many things, being a trans parent can be murky and complicated. And it’s a very individual experience.

A Question for PRIDE Month: Is There Such a Thing As the Gay Community?
Identity / Life

A Question for PRIDE Month: Is There Such a Thing As the Gay Community?

As we become safer in places where we are alone and have less need to huddle together, will we connect? Is there such a thing as the “gay community?”

Photo credit: CJ Prince
Identity / Life

Why Pride?

After 20 years, why is Pride still important?

The Beauty in Difference
Identity / Life

The Beauty in Difference

It is not easy to be visibly queer in a space that is not. My short-cropped hair and my androgynous style are often out of place where long hair and dresses are common.

Just like everybody else and totally unique
Identity / Life

Just like everybody else and totally unique

Queer parents, like any other parents coming at this job from a unique perspective (which is to say, pretty much everyone) must constantly straddle the boundaries between being seen as “just like everybody else” and “totally unique.”

PHOTO CREDIT: SODAHEAD.com
Identity / Life

Support for the Transgender Community

The holidays can be hard. Loss of a loved one, illness, financial worries, addiction or distance from friends and family can make this time of year, when joys (and sorrows) are amplified feel especially lonely. For people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, rejection by our families is an […]

Adventures in heteronormativity
Family / Identity / Parenting

Adventures in heteronormativity

Picture the scene, if you will. I come home from work and Little Bear dashes over and clambers into my lap with a book to read. It’s one of those word flap books where each room is a room in a hypothetical house, you lift a flap and the word […]

Making our own definitions
Identity

Making our own definitions

First, I want to thank everyone who considered doing a vlog for VQ’s first Vlog-a-thon.  Multiple people emailed to say they had planned to but ran out of time or were just nervous about getting online.  I get it.  I totally do. Maybe next time and if not, let’s enjoy […]

By Any Other Name
Family / Identity / Life / Parenting

By Any Other Name

When I was first invited to write for this project, my first question was about the site’s name.  I knew I wanted to be a part of this site and to work with this amazing group of people, but the name – Lesbian Family – didn’t quite fit for me. […]

Identity Vlog and Hand Waving Work Out
Family / Identity / Life / Parenting

Identity Vlog and Hand Waving Work Out

This past week I had to take a photo of myself for an article because I don’t have any good pictures of me meaning alone, without my children and groomed.  It’s 97 degrees, and I’m outside in a bush…  um, I’m standing in front of nature so with my laptop […]