Post Tagged with: "allies"

Let’s Be the Allies Our Muslim Neighbors Need
News & Politics

Let’s Be the Allies Our Muslim Neighbors Need

Dear VillageQ Family, My heart is breaking for my Muslim friends. The Islamophobic rantings, the characterization of Muslims as terrorists, the unconscionable suggestions that Muslims be banned or tagged or quarantined in the U.S.—this recent up-swell of hate is hurting so many good and peaceful people. While going about their […]

Gender Creativity and Marriage: An Ally Perspective
Family / Parenting

Gender Creativity and Marriage: An Ally Perspective

It’s almost like this heteronormative, media-driven world we live in has MORE impact than my voice!

New Additions: Proof That Families Come in Every Shape and Size
Community / Featured blogs

New Additions: Proof That Families Come in Every Shape and Size

Just when you think you have reached the end of the internet, a whole new batch of blogs for the VillageQ directory pops up! I love seeing the snippets of people’s lives. Whether I visit once or keep going back, our growing repository of blogs is proof that families come […]

10 Tips for LGBT Allies
Life

10 Tips for LGBT Allies

I appreciate every word you put on the page that pushes society forward and allies are absolutely essential to creating change. But I have also seen some of our allies miss the mark and that’s why I am writing this post.

The Power of Language
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Kids / Parenting

The Power of Language

Julia Roberts is an advocate, writer, speaker, strategist and community builder who co-founded Support for Special Needs in 2010 for families touched by special needs. Married to Julian and living in Atlanta, Georgia, they own a small business. They are raising two kids with learning disabilities who survived kidney transplants […]

Photo: Brent Moore
Community / Featured blogs

A bit of a crush

Okay. I admit it.  I have a bit of a crush (and, no, VillageQ is not talking about our collective crush on Hart again).  Actually, at times, this new crush has felt like a bit of an obsession. Hasn’t that happened to you to? A time when you think you […]

Poke around a little!
Community / Featured blogs

Poke around a little!

People have asked how I am ordering all the newly listed blogs that I announce.  The simple truth is: I don’t.  I have a huge list of new blogs and I open pages at random.  Once I have 6-8 pages open, I poke around, read a bit, sometimes comment, and […]

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage
Life / Sex & relationships

Gay Marriage Does Affect My Heterosexual Marriage

Clare Davina, a longtime regular contributor here at Lesbian Family (first post: 12 July 2007!), also blogs at Musings from inside, outside, and underneath.  Her post below is the tenth in our Lawfully Wedded Life series, and the first to look at heterosexually wedded life and how same-sex wedded life affects it.  Do you […]

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally
Media / News & Politics / News from the community

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally

Guest author and LGBT ally Sara posted this on her blog The Titleless Blog the Friday before Minnesota’s senate approved gay marraige (the photo appeared on her instagram).  Sara is one of those blog friends who became a real life friend.  I have “known” her through her blog since 2008 and […]

Children’s Books for the “Gender Variant”
Books / Culture

Children’s Books for the “Gender Variant”

Maria L. Hughes, of ChildrensBookstore.com recently contacted me to share a bit about some of the books she likes for kids who are–or who are interested in learning more about being–“gender variant.” “Gender variant” is a loose term meant to include any kid who feels constrained by the rigidity of […]