Post Tagged with: "global families"

(Waiting on permission) Mara Keisling, the Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality and one of the minds behind the December Project and Dolores Huerta, the civil rights legend who founded the United Farm Workers movement along with Cesar Chavez and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, sit together in the fasting tent. (Dolores Huerta is a long time LGBT rights advocate and is currently on the Board of Equality California.
News & Politics

Hungry for Immigration Reform

On November 12, faith, immigrant, worker rights leaders and activists began a “Fast for Families.” They set up shop in a tent on the National Mall, abstaining from all food as an act of support for the families who are torn apart daily by deportations and our broken immigration system. They […]

Albania Gay Ride Against Discrimination (May 2013)
Photo: Clare Masson
News & Politics

Country of contradictions: Albania and same-sex partnerships

A country where a recent survey said 53% believe that “gays and lesbians should not be free to live as they wish” is not a country where you expect to hear about same-sex marriage legislation being introduced and supported by both government and opposition. But, Albania is, at times, a […]

O, Canada? Whose Canada?
News & Politics

O, Canada? Whose Canada?

As VillageQ’s resident Canadian blogger, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that, up here, the government is open for business. I’m not really gloating here — our prime minister, Stephen Harper, is and has been quite capable of his own version of shutting government down (in […]

Louis XIV enfant assis sur un trône à côté de sa mère est entouré de trois figures allégoriques la Justice, la Vérité et la Paix
Family

Stop judging me!

On my personal blog, I already ranted about the adults who thought it was appropriate to chastise my husband and me for our daughter’s crying on a long-haul plane flight.  I won’t rehash all the details here; you can read about it through the link and leave me some much-needed […]

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 […]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album cover
Culture / Entertainment / News & Politics

Different realities, same love

I left Tirana, Albania, in a bit of a whirlwind for an emergency trip home I hadn’t planned.  I said goodbye to nobody.  Sitting home, in the relative safety of the U.S., I didn’t mention I was gone. A friend posted on my Facebook wall about the protests surrounding Montenegro’s […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  It’s Featured Family time! This week’s families make me want to eat all the cake. We’re celebrating! A new baby! A wedding! A birthday with another little one on the way! These families know how to celebrate. And how to be adorable. Clearly. Thanks for sharing your families with […]

Truth time
Community / Featured blogs

Truth time

Hmmm.  On day five of Week of Blogs, I may be running out of intro words.  Plus, I hate the thought that you spend any time reading my ramblings instead of checking out the blogs below.  On the other hand, perhaps if I don’t write a compelling enough intro, you […]

From here and there and everywhere
Community / Featured blogs

From here and there and everywhere

Isn’t it great how this just continues and continues?   Here is today’s installment for Week of Blogs!  This particular list takes us from middle of Virginia all the way to Bangkok!  It also includes two guest bloggers.  We love having readers and people from our blog directory (and really […]

Expansion 2.0
Community / Featured blogs

Expansion 2.0

If I was über-excited about the re-branding to VillageQ, I am head-over-heels excited to the max about our expanding blog directory.  Not only are we expanding in numbers, we are representing so many different and wonderful voices and experiences.  Just start meandering around the directory— you are sure to find […]