Topic: LGBTQ

Parents Upset That School Is Teaching Kids That Transgender Children Are People Too

Parents Upset That School Is Teaching Kids That Transgender Children Are People Too

A popular American pastime is flying into a rage over the inclusion of fairly basic facts and issues in school curricula. For example: evolution (dinosaur bones are a trick devised by Satan!), Islam (kids will convert and become terrorists!!), sex education (kids might not know sex exists otherwise!!!). And the latest panic from the pearl-clutching brigade is centered on the topic of transgender people–specifically, the idea that they are normal human beings just like anyone else. More »

DC Comics Bans Batwoman From Getting Gay Married, Creative Team Resigns

DC Comics Bans Batwoman From Getting Gay Married, Creative Team Resigns

Those of you who are comic book fans know of Batwoman as Katherine Kane, furthermore as 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 cop 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 »

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

10 Things Not To Say To A Lesbian Mom

I have yet to have children but when/if I do, my fiancée 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 fiancée and I as “dyke bitches,” well GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO), the below always seem to come from well-intentioned individuals. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Straight Friends Don’t Care About My Fertility Struggles

Anonymous Mom: My Straight Friends Donât Care About My Fertility Struggles

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 »

Matthew Shepard’s Mom Feels Bittersweet About DOMA Ruling

Matthew Shepard's Mom Feels Bittersweet About DOMA Ruling

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 »

5 Benefits Same-Sex Families Can Hope To Receive Now That DOMA Is Dead

5 Benefits Same-Sex Families Can Hope To Receive Now That DOMA Is Dead

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 »

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

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 »