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Top LGBTQ News Stories
News & Politics

Top LGBTQ News Stories

I have a confession to make – I hate the news. I do my best to avoid reading the news or watching the news or talking about the news. I know that such willful ignorance about current events is one of the many problems here in the old US of […]

Laughing at rudimentary jokes. "Guess what's funny? Poop!"
Family / Kids / Parenting

Almost two

I’m currently writing this blog at the beginning of a week-long work trip. This will be the longest I have ever been away from my kid and I am currently feeling pretty bummed. I am going to miss her “Wake up Daddy, wake up!” in the morning and her demanding “Read a […]

VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown
Community / Life / Portraits

VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our week-long series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – is Casey’s story.  Her voyage out of the closet involves a Christian college and tofu curry.  And, ultimately, her wife and kid. ~ The Editors [hr]   When did you come out (or how […]

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ
Kids / Media

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ

There are a lot of great things in life that are purple – Harold’s crayon, the one-eyed people eater, jelly beans and eggplant! Wait – eggplant is aubergine. Which came first the eggplant or the color aubergine? I don’t know but I’m not here to talk about that timeless question. I’m […]

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 […]

Adventures in heteronormativity
Family / Identity / Parenting

Adventures in heteronormativity

Picture the scene, if you will. I come home from work and Little Bear dashes over and clambers into my lap with a book to read. It’s one of those word flap books where each room is a room in a hypothetical house, you lift a flap and the word […]

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. […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

Each week we feature three queer families from our VillageQ Instagram community. This week we even have two Canadians! Queer families rule!   “My name is Deja and my partner is Vanessa, we have a beautiful 1 year old, her name is Nadia. We live in Austin,TX. My family is […]

No child labor laws were broken in the making of this photo.
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 […]

SalonLGBTQ: Like Xanadu but Queer
Community

SalonLGBTQ: Like Xanadu but Queer

It’s already September and you know what’s after September? That’s right – October! I love October because I love cooler temperatures and colorful leaves and pumpkins and jackets and boots. I probably should have mentioned apples and/or apple cider too but I don’t like them. However, if apples and cider […]