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Meditating with Monks
Family / Parenting

Meditating with Monks

“The who are doing what?” “The monks are making a mandala!” I didn’t know how it would go over. I couldn’t wait to see them myself, Tibetan Buddhist monks creating a sacred cosmogram from colored sand for hours at a time. They’re on tour for a year, and they’re here […]

6 Racially Diverse and LGBTQ Positive Children’s Books
Books

6 Racially Diverse and LGBTQ Positive Children’s Books

Dylan has found the feminist, racially diverse, LGBTQ-positive children’s books you’ve been looking for!

Dear Ms. Radcliffe: Coming out in the Bible Belt
Advice / Life

Dear Ms. Radcliffe: Coming out in the Bible Belt

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

Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes
News & Politics

Target Goes Beyond Gender Stereotypes

When you think of Target, do you think of gender neutrality?

Photo Credit: CS Monitor
Culture / Travel

Thoughts on Cecil from a Frequent Safarigoer

There is a song I love by a South African artist that has been in my head ever since I started hearing the stories about Cecil the lion out of Zimbabwe. It is the beautiful, haunting melody that matches the feeling in my chest. As you read this article, I […]

Photo Credit: Jerry Mahoney
Community

VillageQ Community: Gay Superdad

Next up on the VillageQ community series, I have the pleasure of introducing Jerry and his super family. I didn’t know Jerry at all before we started talking, but I really enjoyed how he could explain life as a gay dad as both the most mundane thing in the world and […]

Why Storytelling Matters
Identity / Life

Why Storytelling Matters

Every LGBT person has a hundred coming out stories. This is one of mine.

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce
Parenting

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce

“It’s not your fault” and “We will always take care of you”—those phrases don’t have the leverage necessary to lift that weight.

In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small
Family

In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small

My husband’s ex-wife and I have an interesting relationship.

Aydian Dowling
Health & Wellness / Life

Aydian Dowling Makes Top Ten for Cover of Men’s Health

Transgender man Aydian Dowling has made the top ten list for the cover of Men’s Health magazine.