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Albania Gay Ride Against Discrimination (May 2013)
Photo: Clare Masson
News & Politics

Country of contradictions: Albania and same-sex partnerships

A country where a recent survey said 53% believe that “gays and lesbians should not be free to live as they wish” is not a country where you expect to hear about same-sex marriage legislation being introduced and supported by both government and opposition. But, Albania is, at times, a […]

Photo Credit:  Robert Shaffron
Family / Life

Married up to here

Dateline: May 22, 1996. Robert and John celebrate ten years of living together in bliss. Also, sin. Dateline: New Jersey, July 10th, 2004. Robert and John undergo Domestic Partnerization the first day legal in the state. Not sure what a Domestic Partner is supposed to do, but we suspect it […]

Just Married
Life / Sex & relationships

Just Married

“How do you plan a wedding that’s not a wedding?” My friend asked that question as we sat in her car in the parking lot outside Costco. We had gone to get more liquor for our double wedding the following day and I had cried all the way there. I […]

Where are the non-sexy girl Halloween costumes?
Culture

Where are the non-sexy girl Halloween costumes?

When I think back on Halloween, I remember pulling together costumes that revolved around a favorite character in a book or what I now recognize as an inappropriate objectification of another person’s cultural heritage.  I don’t remember worrying about how to make myself more sexy or how to pretend something […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

Each week we feature three queer families from our VillageQ Instagram community. This week we even have two Canadians! Queer families rule!   “My name is Deja and my partner is Vanessa, we have a beautiful 1 year old, her name is Nadia. We live in Austin,TX. My family is […]

When things don’t go as planned
Life / Sex & relationships

When things don’t go as planned

Plans rarely go as they should (at least for me) but that doesn’t necessarily mean things go bad; quite the opposite, actually. For example, let’s go back to May 17th, 2010. I was in this LGBTQ group in the Socialdemocratic Youth Organization,  planning some urban intervention in Santa Fe  for […]

Defending my right to be a mediocre (queer) parent
Family / Parenting

Defending my right to be a mediocre (queer) parent

You know, I’ve never particularly felt the need to defend my parenting skills as a queer mom. Maybe it’s because I have a supportive extended family: my own parents, my mother-in-law, my brother, all my cousins — even our sperm donor’s family — were (and still are) thrilled and excited […]

Mexico City celebrates same-sex marriage
News & Politics

Mexico City celebrates same-sex marriage

A few weeks back, on July 14,  Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Mexico City Governor, served as witness for the communal wedding of 26 same-sex couples.  In a statement after the ceremony, he proclaimed that the government of  Mexico City plans to refine public policies for all sectors of society.  In fact, […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  Our three featured families this week come to you from the United States Air Force, Texas, and Florida. They also had a lot to say. I love that. We love to hear from you and be able to share your story, to share a glimpse into your lives. It’s […]

Upcoming SCOTUS Rulings Clarified For You
News & Politics

Upcoming SCOTUS Rulings Clarified For You

With the lack of any SCOTUS opinion yesterday morning, we’re left to Monday or Thursday of next week for the landmark decisions in the marriage equality cases (N has some great time-killing ideas for you, including my favorite, pin the pride sticker on the justice). Opinions are announced at 10am […]