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Happy Birthday, Queers!
Culture

Happy Birthday, Queers!

VillageQ is a site about queers and families and that means we will probably publish our fair share of posts about birth, be they our own or someone else’s.  I figure it’s only right to honor some noteworthy births in our community to celebrate the queers that make us proud.  […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  When I first realized I am not straight, the first thing I thought was that I had lost my community. I thought I was alone. Thankfully, I was so wrong. It took a little searching but I found my community. Online. In blogs and chat rooms, it was there. […]

Identity Vlog and Hand Waving Work Out
Family / Identity / Life / Parenting

Identity Vlog and Hand Waving Work Out

This past week I had to take a photo of myself for an article because I don’t have any good pictures of me meaning alone, without my children and groomed.  It’s 97 degrees, and I’m outside in a bush…  um, I’m standing in front of nature so with my laptop […]

Identity in 3 Parts with Complimentary Rambling
Family / Identity / Life / Parenting

Identity in 3 Parts with Complimentary Rambling

When I vlog, I like to play the court jester but vlogging about identity was like having the court jester give a State of the Union address. It was hard. I tried to keep the rambling to a minimum and gave you a peek into three big parts of my […]

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 […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  Our three featured families this week come to you from the United States Air Force, Texas, and Florida. They also had a lot to say. I love that. We love to hear from you and be able to share your story, to share a glimpse into your lives. It’s […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  It’s featured family time! Our three families this week come to us through Instagram, where it’s a marriage equality celebration this week! One of my favorite features of Instagram is the hashtag. While on Twitter, hashtags are used to connect ideas, on Instagram, they’re used to connect photos. Searching […]

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 […]

Beautiful
Family / Life / News & Politics

At Last: Marriage Equality Comes To Minnesota

When Luisa and I began planning our commitment ceremony in 2000, I called my mother to tell her and remember her saying that it wasn’t a “real wedding.” She went on to say that it was actually illegal, clearly missing the nuanced difference between “not legally recognized” and “you could […]

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 […]