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Bent Gender Doesn’t Break
Family / Parenting

Bent Gender Doesn’t Break

Tanay Recently, I have been challenged on my lesbianism by people who say I’m really “genderqueer” and on my gender queerness, by people who say I’m too girly. Oh, the oversimplifications we deal with as queers! My partner and I have always tried to raise our kids with a complex understanding […]

Separating Adoptee Rights from Homophobia
Family / Family-building

Separating Adoptee Rights from Homophobia

Last week, I mentioned Amanda, of The Declassified Adoptee, as one of my favorite sources for learning about what it feels like to be adopted. This week, I wanted to share something I once wrote as an invited guest at Amanda’s blog. It pertains specifically to the cross-over issues between […]

What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Books / Culture / Family / Family-building

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the intersection of a couple of ideas, that at first glance, seem to contradict one another. The first is “Love Makes a Family.” It’s the rallying cry for us queers and our sometimes odd assemblages of chosen and inherited family. It’s a slogan I can […]

Uruguay: Closer to Marriage Equality
News & Politics

Uruguay: Closer to Marriage Equality

Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies approved marriage equality last week, if the Senate approves (and it seems like they will!), president José “Pepe” Mujica may promulgate this early in 2013. Remember the loophole about last names I mentioned in my previous post? Well, my neighbors from Uruguay were smart and included […]

True Love is Never Really Lost
Family / Parenting

True Love is Never Really Lost

My father’s birthday is this Sunday. He would have been 67. He died this summer of a particularly nasty form of a particularly rare cancer. When my church asked me to write something for its newsletter about our community garden I sat down and started typing, only to find myself […]

We Are Family
Family

We Are Family

I’m never sure who will be at our Thanksgiving every year. There are a couple of standards we can always count on: Uncles Wayne and Davis, the children’s faery godfathers always fly in on Thursday from Seattle. Almost always, my parents and my brother and his wife arrive from Kansas […]

Featured blogs

More blogs in Español

Here are some new (or better said, just found blogs): Mamas Lesbianas a partir de los 42 años: about a couple and their adopted daughter Adopcion nacional:  about two able-bodied adult white women in Spain who have one daughter with a disability adopted internationally and who are trying to adopt […]

Family / Kids / Parenting

LesFam Resource Alert: Books on Babies for Adopted Kiddles

Hidey ho, LesbianFamily readers. I’m passing on this question that Shereen left us: I’m in need of biology/anatomy books for an adopted 5 year old girl. ‘Where do babies come from?’ is coming up, and we need a book that shows a little more breadth than ‘when a man and […]

Culture / Life / Portraits

Why It Makes Me Happy to be Out

Yesterday, I had an appointment at the Reproductive Endocrinologist’s office, to see how my progesterone level is here in my “two week wait.” (Answer: Fair, here are some pills.) The receptionist/billing specialist is a charming 50-something, and we generally get chatty while I’m checking in or out. This morning, our […]

Where’s Daddy?
Family / Family-building / Parenting

Where’s Daddy?

Disturbing encounter #1: I am walking down our street in our new city, balancing a very cranky heavy little boy and pushing the container of flesh eating ants or so you’d think from his screams stroller with my remaining pinky finger.  An older couple is leaving their house.  I smile […]