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When The Best Man Was A Drag Queen
Life / Sex & relationships

When The Best Man Was A Drag Queen

Katie writes at Coming Out at Midlife.  I first found her through this year’s Mombian Blogging for LGBT Families Day.  She was the second article that I randomly chose– I ended up reading her entire blog, every single piece.   Katie’s writing is beautiful, the love she has with TDL–her partner, “tall, […]

Boston Pride
Family / Identity / Kids / Life / News & Politics / Parenting

Boston Pride

It was Pride weekend here in Boston this past weekend. Even though we went last year as a family, our first since having Roozle, this year was different. It was the first big event since the Boston Marathon. Our first time being out as a family in a large crowd. […]

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage
Life / Sex & relationships

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage

Clare Davina, a longtime regular contributor here at Lesbian Family (first post: 12 July 2007!), also blogs at Musings from inside, outside, and underneath.  Her post below is the tenth in our Lawfully Wedded Life series, and the first to look at heterosexually wedded life and how same-sex wedded life affects it.  Do you […]

The Mixed Blessing Of A Quick Birth
Family / Life

The Mixed Blessing Of A Quick Birth

I have been blessed with two beautiful, healthy, uncomplicated births.  I feel very lucky and am very grateful for this.  These births were also quite quick.  The first was just under four hours and the second was just under two hours.  And these times are from start to finish – from fast asleep in […]

Legally Wedded
Sex & relationships

Legally Wedded

Jen Bauer, who blogs at Adventurous Moms, files the ninth in our Lawfully Wedded Life series.  She lives in Massachusetts, and thus has a number of years’ experience with lawfully wedded (lesbian) life. But she and her wife chose, after a Massachusetts marriage, to have a South Carolina wedding. Read on to learn […]

Beautiful
Family / Life / News & Politics

At Last: Marriage Equality Comes To Minnesota

When Luisa and I began planning our commitment ceremony in 2000, I called my mother to tell her and remember her saying that it wasn’t a “real wedding.” She went on to say that it was actually illegal, clearly missing the nuanced difference between “not legally recognized” and “you could […]

She Said Yes
Life / Sex & relationships

She Said Yes

Here’s a visual departure from the prose entries in the Lawfully Wedded Life series: a series of YouTube proposals.  Because before there’s Wedded Life, there’s (usually) a proposal. Consider these fun prequels.   Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the […]

The Double Closet
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The Double Closet

This week we are featuring a guest post from Adanjesus Marin, the President of Equality Pennsylvania.  He gives some background about his own experience and thoughts on immigration reform and why Equality Pennsylvania has added their voice to so many other LGBT groups that are joining the broad movement in […]

Four (Same-Sex) Weddings and a Funeral
Sex & relationships

Four (Same-Sex) Weddings and a Funeral

Settle down for a fantastic “long form” read for this week’s  Lawfully Wedded Life essay from regular Lesbian Family contributor Susan Goldberg. This piece first appeared in Lillith, was excerpted in Ms., and was included in the Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthology Here Come The Brides.  Do you have a story to tell about […]

Healing after the Boston Marathon Bombings
Guest blog posts / Life / News & Politics / Portraits

Healing after the Boston Marathon Bombings

Guest author Jen Bauer posted this on her blog Adventurous Moms on Tuesday. It was from Jen I first learned about the fund for her Lowell High School student Sydney Corcoran (last Wednesday’s post on it here). Below is a post she said “was not an easy one to write.” […]