Post Tagged with: "Robert Shaffron"

Surprise Genetics
Family / Family-building

Surprise Genetics

When you adopt a child, particularly through the social services system, you get little or no information about the kid’s genetic background. And so every single physical, emotional, mental or spiritual trait they display is a surprise.

Suburban Me
Family / Kids

Suburban Me

We used to be so hip. We lived on Manhattan’s trendolicious Upper West Side (UWS, for those in the know.) We went to fabulous restaurants. We frequented fabulous bars and clubs with cliquey, one-word names like Splash, Saint and Limelight. We said fabulous a lot. (When we were feeling extra […]

Photo Credit:  Robert Shaffron
Family / Life

Married up to here

Dateline: May 22, 1996. Robert and John celebrate ten years of living together in bliss. Also, sin. Dateline: New Jersey, July 10th, 2004. Robert and John undergo Domestic Partnerization the first day legal in the state. Not sure what a Domestic Partner is supposed to do, but we suspect it […]

VQ Comes out: Robert Shaffron
Life

VQ Comes out: Robert Shaffron

Next up in our VQ Comes Out series, honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month: Robert’s story, in which he oozes out over the course of maybe ten years, “until there was no more in.” ~ The Editors [hr] When did you come out (or how many times, if it’s been […]

The queer tent
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The queer tent

Guess what? What? Chicken butt. Sorry.  Momentary 4th grade moment brought to you by my son. Let’s try that again. Guess what? What? There’s ANOTHER Jewish holiday coming up tonight.  It’s Sukkot.  And while it’s not the last one of the season, it’s the last one I want to mention […]