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Dana Rudolph
Dana Rudolph is the founder and publisher of Mombian, a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents, covering a mix of parenting, politics, diversions and resources. She also writes a regular “Mombian” column for several LGBT newspapers around the country and has reported on other LGBT political and legal topics for both mainstream and LGBT publications. She has been a speaker at numerous LGBT and blogging events.

Dana began her career in Internet content development, strategy and marketing during the first dotcom boom and has worked at a startup, a Fortune 100 corporation and a nonprofit, in addition to her freelance work. She balances parenting, job, and blogging in the Boston area with her spouse of 21 years and their 10-year-old son.

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Entries by Dana Rudolph

Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day: Stories of Pride and Family

(3) Comments | Posted May 31, 2015 | 7:57 AM

LGBTQ Pride Month is almost upon us. I like to think of this time of year, however, as Parenting Season, the span between Mother's Day and Father's Day. It can be a challenging time for LGBTQ parents and our kids, since we don't fit into those two categories in the...

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A Letter Of Appreciation to My Partner in Motherhood

(6) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 1:59 PM

To Helen:

I know it is hard for you when people assume our son is mine alone. He's my spitting image -- but you were the one who bore him inside you for nine months. Do you remember how we used to joke about me being the chicken who laid...

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Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

(6) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 11:13 AM

NBC is devoting its primetime block this Thursday night to a live production of Peter Pan. I'm excited. Peter Pan was my first lesbian role model.

Wait, you say. Peter Pan wasn't even female, much less sapphic. Consider, though: In the upcoming NBC production, Allison Williams continues the tradition of women...

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New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

(25) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 6:21 PM

I first played Dungeons & Dragons -- the original edition -- back in high school in the early 80s. Now I consider my son's recent interest in the game one of the best things that's ever happened to me as...

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Celebrating Pride and Family on 'Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day'

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 8:00 AM

It's almost the start of LGBTQ Pride Month, but it's also about midway between Mother's Day and Father's Day -- a wonderful confluence of events. I'm proud to be LGBTQ; I'm proud to be a mom; and I'm proud of all the moms and dads, LGBTQ and not, who do...

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Waffles and Roller Coasters: Mother's Day Reflections by a Lesbian Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM

2014-05-06-waffles.jpgWhen I asked my son what he thought I should write about in a piece for Mother's Day, he said, "Tell them that having two moms is just like having two people of any kind take care of you, except it's...

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In the Sandbox

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 8:26 PM

2013-11-10-sandbox.jpgI still remember the first time it happened. I was with my son at his preschool playground, taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to hang out with the other parents and kids at the end of the day. My son...

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day: A Celebration of the Season

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 1:20 PM

I always think of the month between Mother's Day and Father's Day (or Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day, if you're celebrating in the plural) as "parenting season," when we get a little more recognition than usual for the work we do to raise our children. For us LGBT parents and...

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Mother's Day or Mothers' Day?

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2007 | 12:59 PM

Mother's Day or Mothers' Day? In our household, my partner and I celebrate the latter. Our son is too young yet to have any opinion on this holiday and its paternal counterpart, although I expect he'll come up with a creative way to observe them as he grows older. Maybe...

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