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featured families 11.16.13

 

It’s featured family time! I love these families. Read on to hear from them…

 

rutledgerivers

“Hi! I’m Ellen my partner is Cassie. No kids yet but we do have 4 fur babies: 3 cats (Abby,  Philip, and Evan) and our dog is Maggie. We met online, but we went on our first date with only the intentions of making a new friend. It was pretty clear from the get-go that this was going to be much much more. We went from what was going to be just dinner to dinner, coffee, walking and a movie and 8 hours later our first kiss! (So not my usual for a first date! She’s just so damn cute!) Since that very first date we have been together and couldn’t be happier. We have made a home from our tiny town home and love to walk and talk and cook. Our house is our place of calm and peace. As for Cassie, she had made my life what I had imagined. I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life and love. She’s my light and my rock. She’s soothes my soul and rocks my world. We talk marriage, someday it will happen just not yet.”

You can find Ellen on Instagram @rutledgerivers.

tobejmckinley

“As Gay parents, having my son Cristian McKinley in our lives gives us the unique opportunity to values such integrity, understanding, love for mankind, and strength of character. For us it’s not about raising him in our shadow, but nurturing his own light, so as to cast his own. Growing up biracial I was given the task of negotiating my cultural identity within the context of a smaller dispora of social scripts. But by not having many people on TV or in my life that I could relate to, I was able to fill that void with ideals that directly influence my passion for being the best parent I can be for our son and conduit of growth and positivity in our larger LGBT community.”

You can find Tobe on Instagram @tobejmckinley.

borderlinemia

“My name is Mia, and my partners name is Vina. Our daughter Alina is 18 months old. We live in Connecticut, and center our lives around our family. Vina works in landscaping, and I’m finishing up college, getting my degree in Anthropology. Alina has extremely advanced communication skills and is already beginning to speak in full sentences! We’re an all green, organic family just enjoying our lives and trying to make the best memories we can.”

You can find Mia on Instagram @borderlinemia.

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All photos are shared with permission.

If you would like to share your family, you can tag your photos on Instagram with #myqueerfamily or #lesbianfamily or just email me a photo! Can’t get enough featured families? Check our our previous featured families for more!

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