I Am Comfortably Queer

Amy and Me

By: Amber Leventry At the core of who we are, we are all unique. And within this uniqueness is a seed of identity. Some of us have always been able to tap into this sense of who we are, while others have needed more time. Some may never experience the freedom and joy of being […]

Popular Valentine’s Day Gifts I Won’t Be Buying My Valentine

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By Amber Leventry Lest anyone not have noticed that the grocery store displays changed right after Christmas to heart-shaped boxes and red bags of chocolate, Valentine’s Day is on Friday. And for three weeks, I have been hearing television and radio advertisements encouraging us to buy that special someone roses, chocolate covered strawberries, and sexy […]

A Survival Guide for Christians Who Have Been Fighting Against Marriage Equality

Survival Guide for Christians

Many of us have been in the Marriage Equality war for a long, long time. I remember a drag queen host taking the microphone at San Jose Pride about a dozen years ago. She saw a group with “Freedom to Marry” t-shirts, and with a twinge of sadness remarked, “Oh honeys, they are NEVER going […]

Parenting Is Not Always Love At First Sight

Do you fall in love with your baby immediately?

By Amber Leventry My twin boys are 14 months old. I fell in love with one of them yesterday and the other today. Please make no mistake or judgment. I have loved them since they were cells dividing, and I have loved them stronger each day since their birth, but yesterday was the first time […]

Marriage Equality: Understanding What’s Happening

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It seems as if every day we read another story about marriage equality. In November 2012, marriage equality was passing on the ballots, in June 2013, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional. Almost immediately, there was a case in Ohio where a court ruled a dying man could put his husband’s […]

Raising a Family: Village

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By: Danny Thomas The only thing I can think to write about this week is gratitude. My gosh, we are blessed. What brings it to mind at this particular point in time is the fact that I am being generously afforded the luxury of sitting on the couch and writing this blog by a friend […]