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Family / Kids

The P Word

You would think that a family consisting of two sons surrounded by All Dads, All the Time would be able to navigate the craggy terrain of puberty with a bit more aplomb.

Boys are from Mars. Girls are Straight from the Pit of Hell.
Family / Kids

Boys are from Mars. Girls are Straight from the Pit of Hell.

Our family consists of two dads and two sons, or what I’m fond of calling an eight-testicle household. (If you’re getting grossed out, you might as well stop reading now ‘cause it’s probably only gonna get worse from here.) So aside from the occasional nanny, there has been precious little […]

Featured Family Portraits
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Featured Family Portraits

  It’s featured family time! I love these families. Read on to hear from them…   “Hi! I’m Ellen my partner is Cassie. No kids yet but we do have 4 fur babies: 3 cats (Abby,  Philip, and Evan) and our dog is Maggie. We met online, but we went […]

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Looking for a bookend (Meet the newest VQ blog listings)

Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears ~ Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, “Old Friends” Isn’t it funny how the internet has changed our patterns of friendship?  Now, instead of hoping to find someone with similar interests in a class or at a job or […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  How often do your children see families that look like theirs? I tend to think that we see lots of families that look like ours, but really, we don’t. Most of our daughter’s friends don’t have two moms. She doesn’t seem to mind, so we sometimes forget about it. […]

Party Out of Bounds
Family / Kids / Parenting

Party Out of Bounds

Robert Shaffron and his husband John are permitted to remain in their residence through the generosity of their two magnificent sons, Benjamin and Jordan, in Maplewood, NJ. Robert has been, variously, a playwright, and advertising creative director, stock boy, dishwasher, actor/waiter, and is currently a stay-at-home LGBT activist. He also […]

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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 […]

The Abdication
Family / Kids / Parenting

The Abdication

Eric Horwitz is an openly gay father of two children in lower Manhattan. Currently, Eric is the founder, CEO, and career  and life coach of Gem Coaching LLC. Eric has been coaching for eight years now, following many years working in corporate America. The success-driven coach strives to have the […]

TGIF Video: NPH, David Burtka, and Oprah
Celebrities / Culture / Family / Parenting

TGIF Video: NPH, David Burtka, and Oprah

Here’s a purely entertaining Friday afternoon video for you. Below Oprah Winfrey listens to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka talk parenting roles and challenges during their twins’ first year. (Advert comes first.) This clip starts out with Oprah asking, “Is one of you more maternal?” Hint: not NPH! How […]

Searching for Gay Dads: Parenting in the Shadow of the Plague
Guest blog posts / Life / News & Politics / Portraits

Searching for Gay Dads: Parenting in the Shadow of the Plague

Guest author  Keiko Lane, MFT,, is a psychotherapist in Berkeley, CA focusing on queer family planning with folks of all genders. She also teaches graduate and post-graduate courses on queer and multicultural psychotherapies and the psychodynamics of social justice. A poet and essayist, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ […]