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Lesbian Families

LOOK: This Is What A Queer Family Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

'Do You Want to Be the Mother or the Father This Year?'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

When a local health foundation's bi-monthly marketing newsletter arrives in my mailbox, I throw it in the recycle bin without a second glance, every time. But the issue that arrived yesterday stopped me in my tracks.

Lessons From a Brush Fire: "What Do You Want Us to Grab, Honey?"

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

"What do you want us to grab, honey?" my mom asks me on the phone. There's a fire raging towards my house. I'm not there. Someone else has to help me. "What do you want us to grab, honey?"

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

Lesbian Couples' Wage Penalty is Greater Than The Lesbian Wage Premium

Jarryd Willis | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarryd Willis

A lesbian may see her family lose $20,404 each year because both she and her wife are being paid less. Thus, by allowing the gender pay gap to continue, wife-wife families are being disadvantaged in a way that is not true for husband-wife or husband-husband families.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I'm An Unconventional Parent

Polly Pagenhart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Polly Pagenhart

My children have felt not just tolerance, or comfort, but pride in our family -- not in spite of its difference, but because of it.

Book Featuring Lesbian Couple Back On Utah School District's Shelves

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- A book about a lesbian couple raising children has returned to a Utah school district's library shelves, amid a lawsuit from the Ame...

Utah School District Sued For Restricting Access To Book About Lesbian Family

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit Tuessday against the Davis School District after officials told elementary sch...

Family Fridays Spotlight: Meet Ellyn And Lorraine's Family

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Get Up, Stand Up: Overcoming Election-Induced 'PTSD'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

In the four years since Prop 8, I have shown all the signs of a sort of election-induced "PTSD." I don't want to hear the rhetoric. I don't want to see the debates. I don't want to follow the polls. I don't even want to watch The Daily Show. It's that bad.

ACLU Takes Utah School District To Task For Restricting Book About Lesbian Family

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union has taken issue with Davis School District for requiring parental permission for children to check out a homosexual...

Utah School District Restricts Access To Book About Lesbian Family

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, June 1 (Reuters) - Students in a Utah school district will need permission from their parents to re...

'Lesbian Families In The Deep South'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 03.29.2012 | Home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Founded to teach about human rights and the fight for equality during the days of racial segregation, the Birmingham Civil Rights ...

Women's Art of Renewal: Carrie Mae Weems, Vanessa Beecroft, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie and Lisa Yuskavage

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-08-23-Screenshot20110823at7.07.12PM.jpg Art long outlives the institutions and ideologies it is made to service.

I Never Saw Myself In A Wedding Dress. Then New York State Did Something Miraculous.

Kristen Ellis-Henderson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Kristen Ellis-Henderson

What Governor Cuomo and those 33 Senators did on Friday night was miraculous: Their votes declared that my family is no longer less than your family. And it enabled me to wake up on Saturday morning with a crystal-clear vision of what my future can look like.

The Kids Are Alright, but Is the Rest of America?

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The Kids Are All Right by Lisa Cholodenko, a film ballyhoo'ed from the Sundance fest to Berlin, yields the unmistakable taste of packaged food that's barely identifiable through the preservatives.

Marriage Equality: The 'Tri' In Our Kids' Trifecta

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Our children know that for a few months in 2008, the law said "yes" to their family. Their moms are legally married (in California, at least). This legal recognition echoes and enforces what their moms and their community keep telling them: that we should be treated equally.