The only thing better than homophobic parents getting schooled is the schooling happening from their own damn parents. Such is the hit of awesome that reportedly comes out of viral handwritten note one father passed along to his daughter after she bounced out her gay son. More
Mothers and fathers can’t even do a grocery shopping without running into a wall of Barilla pasta. With picky toddlers and limited palates, Barilla pasta might very well a staple in your house. But if you’re in any way straying from the “traditional family,” the chairman of the company says he doesn’t want you near his product.
Those of you who are comic book fans know ofÂ Batwoman as Katherine Kane, furthermore asÂ her later incarnation “Kate,” who in addition to being a wealthy heiress (just like Batman) is also a Jewish lesbian in a relationship with Gotham City copÂ Maggie Sawyer. Well, these two kids may be engaged but they won’t be getting married — at least not under publisher DC Comics’s watch, according to reports. More
I have yet to have children but when/if I do, my fiancĂ©e and I will most likely be looking at the following annoying inquiries. I know this because we’re already dealing with variations on these same inquiries about our family and how we relate to another one. While there are obviously much, much worse comments you can make to a same-sex family (like my lovely neighbor who daily refers to my fiancĂ©e and I as “dyke bitches,” well GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO), the below always seem to come from well-intentioned individuals. More
Between the two of us, my wife and I, both introverts, have been lucky enough to create and sustain two very close and very strong friendships with two different and married heterosexual women. One of them started what I call “casually” trying in June – essentially the “Let’s throw the birth control out the window and see what happens” approach. The other one became pregnant in June after three months of somewhat focused trying – attempting to have intercourse on/around the days she was predicted to ovulate, according to her iPhone app. We are exceedingly happy for both of them and wish both of them happy, healthy babies. We have been cheering them on, supporting them, discussing babies with them, etc. And they try to do the same for us. More
Amidst all the celebrating over the historic DOMA Supreme Court ruling, it’s worth noting those of us who didn’t live long enough to see today. Namely Matthew Shepard, who was notoriously lynched and left to die on a fence post — simply for being gay — back in 1998. Although his mother Judy Shepard champions the demise of DOMA, it’s understandably not all champagne and wedding registries for the mother. More
Ding dong DOMA is dead! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and please don’t bother to keep in touch. The ruling by the Supreme Court stands to give same-sex families — and their hypothetical children — a slew of federal perks/rights. Pop the champagne because we’re looking at all kinds of benefits for same-sex families! Accompanied here with some of the best Twitter reactions. More
Exodus International, a very large “ex-gay” ministry is having a change of heart in the ways of ex-gayifying. The president, Alan Chambers, has announced that the organization will be closing due to an epiphany that he and his church have done “wrong” by queer people and their families. Happy Pride month! More
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Times are hard for those who stay up all night handwringing over the thought of LGBTQ folks marrying. Please let it be sleeplessness and utter desperation that compelled Representative Phil Gingrey from Georgia to say that kids these days need to be conditioned into traditional gender roles by way of a Traditional Gender Roles Class. Desperate times call for increasingly desperate measures, I guess. More
For reasons I won’t get into, I wasn’t raised with my mother, which made Mother’s Day difficult for me to begin with. But sitting on the sidelines while other kids made cards for their moms made it even harder. So I have sympathy for the school in Halifax, Nova Scotia that decided to do away with both Mother’s and Father’s day, instead choosing to follow the “International Day of Families” which is celebrated on May 15th. More
For all the sturm und drang about children of same-sex families somehow being deficient in (fill in the blank), the research certainly doesn’t seem to back that claim up. In fact, according to “the world’s largest study on the children of same-sex parents,”Â these kids are doing just as well kids of straight families. And dare I say, some are even doing better. More
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn’t the only murderer accruing a giddy fan base. In yet another instance of Ted BundyÂ love-letter sending, one of the “Boys Don’t Cry” killers is going to be somebody’s husband. You know, because sexually assaulting a transgender man, Brandon Teena, and consequently murdering makes him such a great spousal candidate. More
As regular readers of my posts know, I have two different children from two different fathers and I have never tied the knot. I CHOOSE to live MY life as a non-wife. But what makes me so furious that I want to actually throw my laptop across the room are when readers have the nerve to call my children â€śillegitimate,â€ť a word I havenâ€™t ever uttered. Ever.
If anyone came up to me and said, â€śYour children are BASTARDS and illegitimate,â€ť I would punch them in the face and gladly take the jail time. More