Post Tagged with: "global families"

Mexico City celebrates same-sex marriage
News & Politics

Mexico City celebrates same-sex marriage

A few weeks back, on July 14,  Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Mexico City Governor, served as witness for the communal wedding of 26 same-sex couples.  In a statement after the ceremony, he proclaimed that the government of  Mexico City plans to refine public policies for all sectors of society.  In fact, […]

Linguistic Relativity and (Queer) Identity
Identity / Life

Linguistic Relativity and (Queer) Identity

Language, in fact, defines the way we think. Stop. Think about that sentence. The idea really blows my mind… although it seems so simple at first.   But it is really hard to grapple with an issue when you can’t name it.  In fact, often, naming something is seen as […]

Looking for lesbian families?  Here we are!
Family

Looking for lesbian families? Here we are!

Liza has already talked about Googling ad naseum to find other lesbian families when she was pregnant.  The truth is that in the English language— googling “lesbian family”, “lesbian mama”, and “lesbian parents” will get you a lot of legitimate, life affirming sites that are not filled with bigotry or porn. In fact, […]

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family
Books / Media / News & Politics

TGIF Video: (Un)usual Family

Hi! Clare here to hijack Polly’s TGIF Video Post. Polly usually posts really great uplifting videos— and this one is beautiful and hopeful too. However, I am posting it this week in solidarity for the LGBT population in Russia who are being legislated as second class citizens. This video is […]

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally
Media / News & Politics / News from the community

From Being Bullied to Being an Ally

Guest author and LGBT ally Sara posted this on her blog The Titleless Blog the Friday before Minnesota’s senate approved gay marraige (the photo appeared on her instagram).  Sara is one of those blog friends who became a real life friend.  I have “known” her through her blog since 2008 and […]

Living in Exile
Family / Guest blog posts / Life / News & Politics

Living in Exile

Guest author Rebecca Berry writes of her life  as a London-based US expat at Open your eyes.  Hers is the fifth in our ongoing Wednesday series, Lawfully Wedded Life. Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the series through the […]

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, […]

2012 rocked! (Highlights in Argentina’s path to equality)
Culture / News & Politics

2012 rocked! (Highlights in Argentina’s path to equality)

I realized this is my last post in 2012. I wanted to make a video with this year’s highlights but so many things happened that it’s taking way longer than I expected so I decided to pick the best moment in 2012. I’ve mentioned a loophole in same-sex marriage laws […]

A trip to Budapest while 8 months pregnant with Little Elephant
Family

Clare Says “Hi LF!”

Hi! My name is Clare and I will be blogging here (granted, Polly already told you that). I wish we had some better ice-breaker game than these intro posts.  What exactly am I supposed to write here?  Particularly difficult following some of the stellar, shocking, quirky, and hilarious intros that […]

Something on Lesbian Families and School
Culture / News & Politics

Something on Lesbian Families and School

One of my biggest concerns when I started thinking about having kids was how the education system would treat my family. Other than the Health System, School is perhaps one of the first institutions we have to face. This seems to worry a lot of us because questions regarding these […]