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Lesbian Moms

Lesbian Mom Loses Her Cool Coming Out As Kids Head Back To School

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices

There’s a lot to be stressed about during back to school season — supplies, clothes shopping, meeting new teachers, and signing up for the PTA. Ho...

Sperm Donor Siblings

Well Rounded NY | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Brianne Croteau "I have two moms", my son, O, informed me recently. O is four-and-a-half years old and knows we are different from other families,...

The Donor Talk: When Kids Have a Sperm Donor

Jen Bauer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jen Bauer

All three of our kids were conceived using sperm from the same anonymous open donor. We had a lot of reasons for choosing our donor, ranging from the ...

One Ounce of Normal

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikkya Hargrove

She's given me more than the ability to feel normal and we live it each and every day. The unconditional love we have, even through our growing pains, is a reminder that normal is what we make it.

Why Mother's Day Is So Important To These Lesbian Moms

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices

The best parts of my day are the mommy moments. I collect them, holding the treasures close. Hearing "I love you" out of my daughter’s tiny, high-pi...

Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

As a lesbian solo mom raising two boys, often I feel like an anthropologist dropped into an unfamiliar culture, scrambling to understand their rituals. But I'm not just an observer here. I need to understand the ins and outs of Boyville.

Here's What Lesbian Moms Need To Know About Picking A Donor

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2016 | Queer Voices

The journey to parenthood is a joyous one, but for some couples, it comes with a lot of questions, concerns, and choices. For those couples who choose...

She Calls Me Mama

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 04.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

My daughter figured it out. Kids are smart. They don't always need us to spell things out for them (unless, of course, they can't spell yet). They are perceptive, much more than we give them credit for. Maggie knows who my wife is. She knows who I am. And she made the distinction all on her own.

What She Sees

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 03.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I'm Mama. Me -- with my short hair, baggy clothes and baseball caps. When Maggie looks at me, she doesn't see a tomboy. She doesn't see a label. She doesn't see a puzzle where two separate genders maybe don't perfectly fit.

She Kissed Me!

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women
Nikkya Hargrove

Her thin, pursed lips, extending with hope in her eyes of "scoring". She wanted to kiss me. We stood on the platform of the New York City subway, Gran...

Carol: A Real Love Story?

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 01.19.2017 | Queer Voices
Joanne Fleisher

t is not your typical lesbian love story. It lacks some of the passion and hot sex that makes many coming out movies compelling. But, when you encounter a magnetic attraction to someone that will rip your life to shreds, the unfolding of the love story may at first seem understated and unclear. When you are married to a man and your lesbian catalyst appears, anything can happen.

Kindergartener Allegedly Barred From School Because She Has Two Moms

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California Christian school is feeling the heat after reportedly rejecting a kindergarten student because she has two moms. Sheena and Lashaune, wh...

2 Moms: The Girls Cook and the Boy Plays With Transformers

The Next Family | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
The Next Family

With a house full of girls, we wondered what life would be like for our son, who would he be? How would that nature or nurture theory really work? It didn't matter to us if he chose princesses or cars, his happiness was truly all that mattered.

Happy Father's Day to My Male-Identified Lesbian Parent

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Lara Lillibridge

No matter what I said or did, you would never go away. There was so many things you couldn't control, like the simple fact that you were in a same-sex relationship at a time in America when that was abhorred. You couldn't make us happy. But you could control if you stayed or left, and you always stayed.

WATCH: This Adorable 7-Year-Old Explains How Her Two Moms Had A Baby

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn Abou...

25 Ways To Annoy Your Tween

The Next Family | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that I was being a bit hypocritical at the time. But that's my prerogative as a parent, right?

Bright Half Life - By Tanya Barfield -- Presented by the Women's Project Theater

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Bright Half Life, a sixty-five minute chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless.

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Bayne

In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.

What I Really Want for Christmas: How to Tell Your Family You're Having Kids!

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

There are many treatment options today for gay and lesbian family building, and sharing your plans with loved ones during the holidays can help muster their support and engage them in the process. Whatever your situation, here are some suggestions for those first conversations.

My Lesbian Mom Died Terrified of Going to Hell

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vanessa Mártir

I was orphaned when my mother Millie died nine years ago. My biological mother went back to being a Jehovah's Witness and now says she regrets being with Millie for 20-some-odd years. "Les di un mal ejemplo," she says. That's B.S. See, Millie is the one who loved me -- tender, unconditional, I-believe-in-you love.

Baby Drama

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Nikkya Hargrove

One month before news of this story broke, my wife and I hung up the phone with our cryo-bank, ordered another vial of our donor sperm and are currently waiting for the right time to try again. What if the sperm waiting at our doctor's office for us isn't what we anticipate? Would we be mad? Yes.

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

My Happiest Life Moment: Finding Out My (Gay) Wife Was Pregnant

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Pleasure Mechanics for My happiest moment happened in an unlikely place: a bathroom. On a cold winter morning, I waited with my wi...

5 Things You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Shannon Ralph | The Next Family Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon...