Proud of Pride

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By: K. Pearson Brown The 2014 PRIDE LA Music & Arts Festival held June 6-9 in West Hollywood Park delivered on the promise of its promoters, Christopher Street West, that the event would feature “something for everyone.”  A centerpiece of the festival was Thunderground, an outdoor rollerskating rink complete with a light show and mirror […]

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How Honest Are We On Social Media?

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By Carol Rood I am blessed with a few very good friends.  I also have lots of friends I interact with every day thanks to Social Media.  Of course, just like everyone else, I interact with some more than others. I think Facebook is interesting.  Everyone always wants to brag about their kids’ accomplishments, and […]

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New Children’s Book Depicts Two Gay Princes Marrying

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A new children’s book featuring same-sex marriage has been written by business professor Jeffrey Miles at the University of the Pacific. The Princess and the Treasure is a story of two princes out to save a princess, but end up falling in love with each other. They get married and live happily ever after. “With the […]

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Surviving the Struggle: A Personal Perspective on LGBT Youth Suicide

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas Though Stephen and I have addressed serious topics here before, we’ve avoided confronting an issue that is not something I talk about often and it’s a bit dark – so this is your forewarning. Like a lot of gay individuals, my teenage years were tough. Coming out at thirteen didn’t go well. […]

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Autism Awareness Part 2–Joni and Maria

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  This is part 2 of the interview we ran yesterday with mom Joni Hill who talks about finding out that her twins are autistic.  If you missed Part one, you can read it here.  TNF: You once wrote that many people have a cocktail party understanding of autism, that struck me, tell me about […]

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Challah and Ham: Planning an Interfaith Family

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By Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas As the Easter and Passover seasons are wrapping up in the Podowitz-Thomas household, we’ve been thinking more and more about how we’re going to share our religious traditions with our children.  As an interfaith couple, we’ve had to navigate recognition and appreciation of one another’s beliefs throughout our relationship, but […]

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The Real True Story About a Family Who Saved a Rejected, Suicidal Gay Teen and Its Backlash

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Early April 2013 a story on social media  started immediately “going viral”. 72,000 people shared a story called, “PARENTS PUT 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER UP FOR ADOPTION AFTER LEARNING SHE IS GAY”. Almost as suddenly as the story had taken off, it halted. Blushing page administrators started removing it quickly as details, such as the […]

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Spotlight Series: Henry and Joel

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Henry: Our Son is nearly 2 ½ , he is the light of my life and just the sweetest, goofiest little person I know. Our Family consists of our boy Ben, my Husband Joel and I. Joel and I met in 2005 and were legally wed in Boston, October […]

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COLAGE- For People with LGBTQ Parents

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By Brandy Black TNF: What is Colage? Robin: COLAGE is a national organization that unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. TNF: What is your role […]

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