Homophobia’s Cruel Mothers Day

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By Rob Watson It was the Friday before Mother’s Day. I had published a blog piece on thenature of Mother’s Day and the celebration of all who feel mother love running through their souls. I was finishing up a high-tech piece at my desk at work when my work associate, Kathleen, approached. She politely interrupted me […]

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My Mothers Day Card to Gay Dads and Other LGBT Parents

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By Rob Watson Recently, author Jennifer Finney Boylan commented about her transgender experience, “After all these years, my own identity has wound up less altered than I had expected. It should not have been a surprise, perhaps, but the most shocking revelation after 10 years in the female sex is that mostly I am the […]

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There’s No Crying in Baseball (Unless Mommy is Coaching)

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By: Tosha Woronov I had been a new mom for about six months when my first Mother’s Day came around. It was the happiest of days. Peter booked me a massage at Burke Williams, which was, back then, just up the block. (We moved, Burke Williams didn’t.) I remember the walk home, after hours of […]

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A Day of My Own

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By: Tanya Ward Goodman At the outset, Mother’s Day was a challenge for my children.  It wasn’t that they didn’t get into the spirit.  They dutifully (and joyfully) drew beautiful cards and created a heart-shaped brooch of cardboard covered with buttons.  They showered me with kisses and held my hand even when we weren’t crossing […]

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