If My Four Year Old Daughter Had An Instagram Account

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By: Amber Leventry My daughter received a kid-friendly digital camera for her birthday. It took her approximately 17 minutes to fill its memory card to the 500 picture limit. And because each picture was precious, I wasn’t allowed to delete any. Instead, my four year old stood over my shoulder while I downloaded them onto […]

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A Gay Father’s Simple Hopes For Justice Sotomayor

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By Henry Amador So I would never use the word intelligent to describe myself. I am far from a thinker or an over analytical man. I am much simpler than that, more basic, I’m a feeler. I trust my gut and my instincts and I make every attempt to move away from what what I […]

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Spotlight Series: Stef and Tina

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TNF: Where do you live? STEF: We live in a small paniolo (cowboy) town called Makawao, this is on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. TNF: Did you always want to have kids? STEF: Yes from the time we were younger we both felt the desire to have kids. We both wanted lots of kids because we […]

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I Am Jazz: A Children’s Book About Trans Teen Activist Jazz Jennings

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By: Amber Leventry I was one of the many million people who watched the Bruce Jenner interview. As I watched, I pushed aside the Kardashian circus and focused on a very brave man beginning to really live his life as the woman who has always been in his soul. I was in awe of his […]

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When Do I Try To Curb My Daughter’s Affections?

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By Halina Newberry Grant The boy is her height, but chubby. He has muddy blond hair, a yellow t-shirt with a green dinosaur, denim shorts and dirty feet from running through the sand. He’s watching some older kids tumble down the slide, all shoes and screams and angled joints. She sees him from across the […]

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Mother’s Day Through A Gay Dad’s Eyes

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By: Henry Amador Another Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Our fourth since our son was born. As any writer will tell you, especially a gay dad writer, this day gives birth (pun intended) to many articles about how our types of families handle this yearly event. And let me tell you, that there […]

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6 Tips to Help Parents Teach Their Children About Diversity

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By Alexandra Temblador The modern family is a kaleidoscope of diversity, a kaleidoscope that directly reflects the diverse world we live in. Diversity in the human population can mean a lot of things such as race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, religion, cultural practices, disabilities, and much more. For children, learning about […]

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A Mother’s Quest For A Freedom Flight

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By Meika Rouda I don’t usually like to celebrate my birthday. I don’t know why it is such a big deal, it is just another day. And since I eat cake more often than I should and shop diligently online late at night when no one is watching, I don’t need extra calories or presents. […]

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