Post Tagged with: "Cheryl Dumesnil"

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 […]

Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode
Kids / Parenting

Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode

Divorce sucks and my kids no longer have the kind of mom they once had.

LGBT Allies: Small Gestures Make a Big Difference
Life

LGBT Allies: Small Gestures Make a Big Difference

When meeting someone new, we ask the same question: How does this person feel about LGBT people? But the underlying question is: Am I safe?

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.

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons
Parenting

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons

I asked my kids, in the context of a conversation about song lyrics, what they think “sexy” means, and both my sons made it abundantly clear that they are suddenly totally disgusted by any talk about sex, bodies, or puberty.

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)
Family / Kids / Parenting

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)

This morning I dropped my ten-year-old son off at school with everything he needed to survive a two-night field trip in California’s Gold Country: two pairs of shorts (he hates pants), two shirts, two pairs each of underwear and socks, minimal toiletries, a jacket that he’s unlikely to wear, four […]

Religious Refusal Bills: The New Battleground for LGBTQ Rights
News & Politics

Religious Refusal Bills: The New Battleground for LGBTQ Rights

These bills are “a backlash reaction to achieving marriage equality for same-sex couples,” says Jane Henegar, executive director of the ACLU of Indiana. These bills threaten to erode our hard-won rights and protections.

Who Would Jesus Refuse?
News & Politics

What Would Jesus Say About SB 101?

Damn, Indiana, if you didn’t get me going this morning, by passing SB 101, described by Lambda Legal as a “deeply flawed bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.”

Weathering Seasons of Change
Identity / Life / Sex & relationships

Weathering Seasons of Change

We are all, always, embodiments of emergence. We’re just unaware of this fact until life presents us with ground-shaking change.

How the Battle for Marriage Equality Impacts Kids
News & Politics

How the Battle for Marriage Equality Impacts Kids

Like many kids who have same-sex parents, my eight- and ten-year-old sons were born into the marriage equality movement and have learned so much from it.