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Family / Parenting

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

I am the manager of my younger son’s soccer team. (Quit that sniggering, you.) I am the manager and not the coach because, well, it’s like this. The role of coach entails instructing the kids in strategy and game play, making on-the-field calls, demonstrating and supervising drills and practice sessions, […]

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Family / Parenting

Dads – They’re Not Just for Babysitting Anymore

It was a little joke that a dad was so inessential to his child’s day-to-day life that when the kid was in his care, it was as though he was “babysitting.”

IMAGE: US HHS
Health & Wellness / Life

BREAKING NEWS: HHS & AAMC Release Reports on Improvements in LGBT Health Care

It was a big week for queer health, and two reports have come out this week that demonstrate the prioritization of “our” issues in the mainstream health care establishment.

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Family / Life / Spirituality & religion

On Becoming a Queer Kibbutznik

When my family and I decided to move to Hannaton more than three years ago, we assumed, perhaps naively, that becoming kibbutz members would be a straightforward process. We drank from the Kool-Aid that described Hannaton as a progressive, egalitarian religious community, a description that fit(s) us to a tee.  […]

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 […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Family / Kids / Portraits

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

The View from Here: San Francisco City Hall, June 26, 2013
Family / News & Politics / Parenting

The View from Here: San Francisco City Hall, June 26, 2013

Regular contributor Cheryl Dumesnil files this report as one of our penultimate regularly scheduled posts in the “Lawfully Wedded Life” series here. It is fitting: what the SCOTUS Day of Decision looked like from her family’s eyewitness point of view. A bit of backstory: Cheryl has been following this issue for […]