NCLR Launches Campaign To Reform State Parenting Laws

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By The Seattle Lesbian  Tuesday the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) launched its #Equality4Families campaign to raise awareness about the need to reform state laws so that they fully protect LGBT parents’ rights to care for their children. The campaign launch comes on the heels of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court freedom to marry victory, […]

Do White Parents Have a Responsibility to Talk About Race?

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By: Shannon Ralph   Recently, my 9-year-old son began taking swim lessons at one of our local Minneapolis YWCA locations. On the first day of his class, we had planned a family dinner out afterwards, so my wife, my other two children, and I marched into the YWCA hand in hand as a show of […]

The Invisible Girl

The Invisible girl

By Shannon Ralph My nine-year-old daughter likes boys. Not in a boy-band-posters-covering-her-bedroom-wall sort of way. Not in a gushing-and-squealing-loudly-because-OMG-NIALL-IS-SO-CUTE! sort of way. Not in any pre-pubescent romantic sense whatsoever. She simply likes to hang out with boys. It only makes sense. Sophie has a twin brother who is her very best friend in the world. […]

Dude Ranch: Tanque Verde Inclusive To All

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By Brandy Black I’ve never been to a Dude Ranch before but I really wanted our children to get out of the city and experience ranch life so we ventured to Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona.  I had no idea what to expect accept for extremely hot weather in the dead of summer. The […]

Serving In The Military Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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By Mel and Mandi Can anyone see us holding hands in the car? There is a military sticker on the window. Is there anyone we work with in the movie theater with us? I want to give you a kiss. Has anyone followed me to your house? I want to stay with you. Serving in […]

One Boy, Two Moms, and THE Question

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By: Shannon Ralph It happened. Sooner than we expected. More suddenly than we anticipated. Out of the blue, actually. While we were out of state on a hard-earned family vacation, our 12-year-old son asked us the question we had been dreading for years. Can you tell me about my donor? “Donor” is a word that’s […]

Danish Model Josephine Skriver: I’m A ‘Rainbow Baby’

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By The Seattle Lesbian Twenty-two year-old Danish model Josephine Skriver is the product of in-vitro fertilization between her lesbian mother and gay father. She opened up to i-D magazine about being a “rainbow baby” and how she hopes her platform as a model can give her a big voice to use in the fight for LGBT equality. […]

Spotlight Series: Kimberly and Holly

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TNF: Tell me about your family?  Kimberly: My partner Holly and I were married in New York City 3 years ago on Sept 1, 2011 and we have been together for 5 years. We have a one-year-old daughter, Summer and we will be working on having another child soon. Right now, we are a complete […]

Lesbian Moms On Date Night In Vegas

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By Brandy Black Susan and I make date nights mandatory.  We even indulged on our family trip to Vegas.  Here’s a snippet of our time out. Warning this video contains explicit language. Not for the kids. Here are some more tips for things to do in Vegas: Take the kids to the Aquarium at Mandalay […]