A Boy, A Stick & A Walk in the Woods: Setting Boundaries & Letting Them Go

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By Brent Almond Instead of trying to corral him within the confines of the play area, I decided to follow my son’s lead — and even encouraged him — in exploring beyond its borders. We were once again searching for the bad guy. It doesn’t matter to my memory who it was… but it was […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to a “Christian” Mother Caught on Tape Wishing Death on Her Disabled Lesbian Daughter

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Video has again captured a “Christian” parent behaving badly. This week, the Facebook and Twitter mega-page Stop-Homophobia broadcast out a post depicting the plight of a lady named Kelly. Public disapproval over who could marry whom was an issue for Kelly’s family early on. Her father is black, and her mother is white. Kelly and her brother […]

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Spotlight Series: Manuel and Jason

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your husband/partner?  MANUEL: Jason and I met 4.5 years ago on an online dating site.  Never would I have imagined that I would meet love on Grindr. But I did. And the […]

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Emma Watson’s Speech Pissed Me Off, and Here is Why

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By: Shannon Ralph I love Emma Watson. I truly adore her as much as I am capable of adoring a person that I have never met. It may seem odd for a 42-year-old lesbian mom to be a rabid fan of a 24-year-old “Harry Potter girl” (as she described herself in her recent impassioned speech […]

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How We Used A Salsa Jar To Conceive

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By Christina Soletti In September 2010 our beautiful daughter Beatrice Rinn was born to her two mamas — thanks in part to a salsa jar. Yes, you read that right. Patty and I have been legally married since 2008 — we were one of the 18,000 couples that were able to marry during the short […]

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Conversations With My Son: When Will I Get New Parents?

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    By Brent Almond It had been just under a week since we returned from a cross-country trip to visit our son’s birth parents. It had been just two days since our four-and-a-half year old started in his new preschool class. Papa was out of town, so Jon and I were chatting over dinner […]

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Making It Through The Grocery Store with Twins

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By: Amber Leventry When I go to the grocery store with my 15 month old twin boys, I swing through emotions faster than I do on the day before my period. As I gather my coupons and courage to leave the house, I know I will soon experience more feelings than a sane person should […]

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Spotlight Series: Kara and Jaclyn

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    Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States     Spotlight Series: Kara and Jaclyn TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your partner? Do you have kids? KARA: Jaclyn and I met in high school and were close friends. I secretly had a crush on her […]

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Gay Parent!

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By Carol Rood So I have read a few funny posts lately about “if latinos said the things white people say” and if “asians said the things white people say.” Also, things you shouldn’t say to a lesbian, or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn’t say […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Grandmother Proposing Homophobic Themed Books for Teens

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By Rob Watson Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a high school. I am not exactly sure what the job qualifications are […]

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