Family Week 2015 – Family Equality Council & COLAGE

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Family Equality Council and COLAGE will partner once again to create an amazing week full of fun in the sun with the LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and friends who join us in Provincetown from across the globe!Family Week is Family Equality Council’s largest annual event. Going into a celebration of its 20th year, […]

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A Lesson in Feminism and Basketball from My Eight-Year-Old Daughter

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By Shannon Ralph As a born and bred Kentuckian, I am a self-avowed addict, and my drug of choice is basketball. More specifically, University of Kentucky men’s basketball. As such, this time of year—March Madness—is my Christmas. My Easter. My celebration of all that is good and right and holy in the world. My children […]

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Spotlight Series: Military Moms Mel and Mandi

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TNF: How did you start your family? MELISSA: Mandi & I met online the fall of 2010. While both serving in the military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, we were both very cautious of dating anyone. But there was just something about her that made my worries disappear.  I reported to my new duty station […]

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Book Review: ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Brand-New Edition

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By Brandy Black My wife and I have written before about our love of the book Heather Has Two Mommies, so we were more than excited to receive an advance copy of the brand-new, hardcover edition of this modern classic! Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets. She also […]

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A Foster Family’s Brave Day in Court

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By Diane Ponist You know that huge deep breath that you’re finally able to take after being stressed out for so long? The never-ending battle with negative finally subsides and you begin to see the light? All I can say is, it was about time for something to be going our way! My wife and […]

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In Response To Dolce and Gabbana: All Families Have The Right To BE

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By Stephanie Warren/ Fertility SOURCE Companies Controversy has erupted over comments made in an interview by openly-gay fashion moguls Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana regarding the “classical” family. At this year’s Milan Fashion Week, the Italian designers revealed a celebration of motherhood featuring visibly pregnant or child-laden models. In the interview, Dolce and Gabbana stated […]

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Spotlight Series: Neya and Heather

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TNF: Tell me about your family.  NEYA: My name is Neya and my partner is Heather. We have been together for a year now (even though it seems longer). We are raising two kids together.  Our son (Elisha;12) is biologically mine and our daughter (Tyler; 6) is adopted. The kids call me “Mommy” and call […]

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Mom Decisions I Make Every Day

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By: Shannon Ralph There are numerous decisions that have to be made when one chooses to have children. Some are rather large, crucial decisions—bottle versus breast, to circumcise or not, letting the baby cry it out or co-sleeping. Others are seemingly insignificant—should I share the last Oreo or swallow it whole while hiding behind the […]

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the Homophobic Pediatrician and Florist Who Attempted to Humiliate LGBT Families

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By Rob Watson A popular insurance company pays a great deal of advertising money to let everyone know that they are in fact “our good neighbors.” They populate commercial after commercial with cheery, miraculously at-your-service agents who care about their clients above all else. While I am sure their real agents are customer relations friendly, […]

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Foster Parents: When to Help Bio Mom

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By Diane Ponist This is the week of our second foster child’s birthday. “Carmen” is turning 3. I wrote about him before, the child not adopted yet because my wife and I are a same sex couple of different races. He has been with us for almost one year now, and yet he is no further […]

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