Dana Rudolph, the founder of LGBT parenting site Mombian, doesn't mind when people look twice at her family. "Adorable babies are probably the greatest bridge builder for LGBT families," she says brightly. A former vice-president at Merrill Lynch, Rudolph left her job to be a full-time parent shortly after her partner Helen had a child with one of Rudolph's eggs; she started Mombian two years later, in 2005. "I noticed there weren’t many sites with practical information forums for LGBT parents," she recalls. "I thought there was a need for something that sat at the intersection of gay sites and parenting sites, and was both practical and fun." Her son is now 9 years old and Mombian has evolved into a major resource for LGBT families and those who hope to start one.