mombian
Back-to-school resources for LGBT parents
This is the time of year when I look at the calendar and put a pillow over my head. The start of school can’t be just around the corner. Any parent of school-age children may feel similarly, but we...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
How the makers of D&D won my family’s heart
I played the original “Dungeons & Dragons” game in high school, back in the early ’80s. I’ve been delighted to see it is experiencing a resurgence — and capturing my son’s interest as well. A recen...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Two kids’ books about Pride span the decades
Go to almost any LGBTQ Pride parade these days, and the number of strollers rivals the number of motorcycles. Somewhat-older children march with their families, schools or religious groups. Unlike ...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘Mommy Man’: It takes a village to create a child
Jerry Mahoney’s “Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad” is a wonderful addition to the growing genre of LGBT parenting memoirs, not only because of its sharp writing and sma...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On tragedy and remembrance
A safe and successful Boston Marathon one year from the one that broke all our hearts. I am heartened to see the city unbowed and full of pride. Yet even as we honor coming through one tragedy, oth...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Classic film about lesbian mothers now on DVD
“The Fosters,” ABC Family’s drama about two moms raising their five children, ended its very successful first season this week. But “The Fosters” — and many real-life two-mom families — owe a debt ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New book about gender-nonconforming child adds to growing genre
A new picture book by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, “Jacob’s New Dress” (Albert Whitman, 2014), is a welcome addition to the small but growing number of books for and about gender-nonconforming and transg...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
To-dos for LGBT parents and allies in 2014
The year 2013 saw tremendous progress in marriage equality, which is a wonderful thing — but it also comes with the risk that we think our gains in marriage are sufficient to protect ourselves and ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A year in books about LGBT parents
This past year saw a number of new books for and about families with LGBT parents. Here are some favorites. First, several memoirs each showed a different aspect of LGBT families. “Stuck in the Mid...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queering the holidays
The week of Nov. 18 should be an LGBT holiday, as I see it, at least in the United States and United Kingdom. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its ruling in Goodridge v. Department o...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story