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Silent morning, holy morning
Family / Kids / Life / Parenting / Spirituality & religion

Silent morning, holy morning

Every morning I wake up at six o’clock, half an hour before my wife and kids. I stumble – yes, there’s actual stumbling involved – out to the kitchen, toward the coffee maker that’s lit up like a friend, having timer-brewed my morning cup. I pour the steaming ounces into a […]

Featured Family Portraits
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Featured Family Portraits

It’s Featured Family time! Our three families rule this week. Let’s take some time to get to know them a little better! “Ruth and Katrina are a couple from Indianapolis. After over five years of a long distance relationship, they are finally living together! And loving it. The distance has […]

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors
Family / Kids

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors

When my wife Tracie and I chose to conceive our children using an anonymous sperm donor, we entered our family into sparsely documented psychological territory. At the time, the first children to participate in our sperm bank’s donor identity release program were turning eighteen years old, and as the program […]

VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown
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VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our week-long series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – is Casey’s story.  Her voyage out of the closet involves a Christian college and tofu curry.  And, ultimately, her wife and kid. ~ The Editors [hr]   When did you come out (or how […]

Featured Family Portraits
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Featured Family Portraits

It’s featured family time! When I think about the time when I came out, I can’t help but think mostly about how alone I felt. How I didn’t really know any other queer people, and certainly not out queer people. I often wonder how different it would have been for […]

No child labor laws were broken in the making of this photo.
Family / Kids

Training Wheels

  I’m talking on the phone with a woman who’s interested in buying our 2003 Jetta, a.k.a. Greta, when K-Bird starts pestering me. First the “Mom, mom, mom.” Then the tapping on the back of my hand with his finger. Then the full-body nudging from behind. I nudge back and […]

VillageQ: A Little Castro in Your Laptop
Identity / Life

VillageQ: A Little Castro in Your Laptop

  I am a middle child, chronologically situated three years after my sister and five years before my brother. But the middle-ness of my place doesn’t end there. On the spectrum of living experiences, my sister, a dedicated stay-at-home parent, enthusiastic cheerleading coach, and recently-blooming tennis superstar at her athletic […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  It’s featured family time! Each week, I am busy digging into the amazing queer community over on Instagram to find new families to share with you. Because queer families rule. And because we can all use a whole lot more of seeing families that look like us. Let’s meet […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  It’s featured family time! Our three families this week come to us through Instagram, where it’s a marriage equality celebration this week! One of my favorite features of Instagram is the hashtag. While on Twitter, hashtags are used to connect ideas, on Instagram, they’re used to connect photos. Searching […]

“I just want to be like everyone else.”
Family / Kids / Parenting

“I just want to be like everyone else.”

A scrub jay swoops out of a redwood tree, scoops high into the air above the road I’m driving on, backstrokes its burnished blue wings for a moment, baring its chest to the rising sun, then dives into a shrub across the road. “See?” my poet brain thinks, “Even a […]