Post Tagged with: "gay families"

“I just want to be like everyone else.”
Family / Kids / Parenting

“I just want to be like everyone else.”

A scrub jay swoops out of a redwood tree, scoops high into the air above the road I’m driving on, backstrokes its burnished blue wings for a moment, baring its chest to the rising sun, then dives into a shrub across the road. “See?” my poet brain thinks, “Even a […]

Happy Mothers’ Day, or How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love Being Trapped at Home
Family / Kids / Parenting

Happy Mothers’ Day, or How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love Being Trapped at Home

Because I recently heard that exposure to greenery erases brain fatigue, I’ve parked myself on the loveseat on my back porch and spent the past fifteen minutes alternating between staring at my backyard’s canopy of trees and reading bits of David Sedaris’ new book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Truth: […]

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia
Family / Kids / Parenting

What My Kids Have Taught Me About Homophobia

“Another child victim of biological engineering!” An anti-gay protestor shouted this at my then four-year-old son K-bird and me, as we were walking up the stairs into the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco, heading to one of the many Proposition 8-related hearings. In the reflections on the glass […]

To watch with the little ones
Culture / Kids / Media

To watch with the little ones

Here are some short animations featuring LGBT families produced by Paka Paka, which is Argentina’s first public educational tv channel for kids run by the Ministry of Education, to watch with the little ones and since there is no dialog, it doesn’t matter what language you speak. 1) Mi Familia, […]

Books

Book Collection(s) for Queer Families

I put this together as a “page” over in our sidebar as well as here as a post. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but I’m also happy to add to it. (Most likely in a slowly-but-surely manner, much like the rest of this site.)