Spotlight Series: Christine and Nichole


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF:  Tell me about your family.  CHRISTINE: Nichole and I have been together 7 1/2 years.  We have 3 kids- a 10-year-old named Briana and 2 1/2-year-old twins named Grayson and Camden. Briana was 3 when Nichole and I started dating, which was […]

Zak’s Safari: A Children’s Book About Donor-Conceived Kids and Two-Mom Families

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By: Amber Leventry My partner, Amy, and I have three beautiful kids thanks to the generous donation—let’s call a spade a spade—expensive contribution of a sperm donor. And now that our oldest child is almost four years old, we have started to talk to her about that donor and her conception. Why, you might ask? […]

Spotlight Series: Maura and Katherine

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  MAURA: My name is Maura, my wife is Katherine. We have been together for 15 years, married for almost 11. We were married in 2004 in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, […]

Lesbian Couple Denied Accommodations in Hawaii

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Lambda Legal and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Monday urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate […]

The Pierce-Ralph Family-Do we change our names now that we can get married?


By: Shannon Ralph I was asked an intriguing question this week. Completely out of the blue and totally unexpected, Ruanita (a-little-too-casually) asked me the following: “So…do you think we should hyphenate our last names after we get married?” Whaaa?? To be perfectly honest, this had never occurred to me. Amazingly—despite the tornadic whirlwind of wedding […]

Exclusive Interview: Meet “Out” Singer/Songwriter Julie Schurr


By: Sarah Toce Our mutual friends God-Des & She arranged for a telephone meeting because they knew the world needed to stop and take notice of both The Seattle Lesbian and the strikingly powerful musician Julie Schurr. It was my pleasure to give her a call and find out a little bit more about the openly-gay singer/songwriter from […]

Body Matters: Taking the First Steps

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By: Stacey Sorgen Lesbian women face unique health issues. So, how can the average lesbian work to combat these health issues and work towards a healthier life? The key is to look at the information presented on women’s health issues and to make the best decisions based on the options we have available. But, the information […]

Pregnancy Lottery


By: Heather Somaini Same-sex parent writes about pregnancy complications with her wife. It’s funny how most of us were born without any complications at all. Our mothers didn’t have multiple ultrasounds over the course of their pregnancy and generally didn’t know what they were having until the doctor held us up by our feet and […]