Tag Archives: Family

Quick hit: You can have all the sexes, ultimately, it’s good parenting that matters

Tweet Yup, a new study released in Great Britain finds that children of same-sex parents are thriving. Via Think Progress, the study by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering released today has found that concerns about same-sex families are “unfounded.” The report released by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) details the experiences of 130 [...]
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Watch this video on the impossible choice faced by many undocumented women

TweetAn important new campaign called #ImHere is highlighting the terrible choice millions of immigrant women face in the United States: between keeping themselves and children safe and keeping their families together. The human rights group Breakthrough made this heartwrenching video: Click here for transcript. Norma Ortiz, an activist and former undocumented immigrant, has a story [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: A Queer and Pleasant Danger

TweetA Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today is the new memoir from Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw and My Gender Workbook. The long subtitle outlines the narrative of the [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: queer family models

Tweet In this video, Shawnta Smith and Jas Cruz, who are are ex-wives or best friends depending on which one of them is doing the telling, talk about the home they’ve built together and what it means to them and their community. It’s wonderful. They have separate beds but their bookcase is merged. I mean, [...]
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The power of women’s friendships: Do people really still devalue it?

TweetThis weekend, it seemed all of my lady friends on Facebook were linking to this piece by Emily Rapp. It’s a lovingly-rendered tribute to the older mentors who’ve shaped her and the current friends who’ve saved her–and a beautiful articulation of the power of female friendship. Recently I overheard a man say at a yoga class, [...]
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