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3 Initiatives Offering Teachers Free, LGBTQ-Inclusive Books

Few things in life are free, but three different initiatives are now offering free LGBTQ-inclusive books and more to educators and schools...

Transition and Transformation in a Picture Book for Rosh Hashanah

A family’s annual celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the changes that each year brings, form the texture of...

Classic Picture Book About Gender Creative Boy Is Back in Print

One of the first picture books about a gender creative boy, published in the 1970s but long out of print, is now...

The Books We Need: An LGBTQ Picture Book Wish List

The number of LGBTQ-inclusive picture books has grown exponentially over the past decade, particularly in the last couple years. There are some...

New music album celebrates trans and nonbinary children

A new music album coming out this month will offer transgender and nonbinary children songs that reflect and support who they are....

Pride Ideas for Families

Pride marches may be cancelled because of the pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways for LGBTQ families to mark the...

Supporting LGBTQ families requires that Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. Black LGBTQ lives matter. And we will never have a just world for LGBTQ families until we have racial...

True stories, trans stories and more in new picture books

New books can be a delightful relief in these days of quarantine. Here are some of the many new LGBTQ-inclusive picture books...

COVID-19 pauses family building for many LGBTQ people

Nina Willbach and her wife, a Philadelphia couple, have been trying to get pregnant since last June via assisted insemination. On March...

Needing More Than a Moment: LGBTQ Representation in Children’s Media

The Academy Award-winning songwriters behind Disney’s “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and husband Bobby Lopez, announced last week that they are working on Universal...

New kids’ LGBTQ-inclusive shows, books and music

One of the most frequent questions I hear from other LGBTQ parents is “Where can I find LGBTQ-inclusive books, shows and music...

Parenting on ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

“The L Word: Generation Q,” the sequel to the groundbreaking queer television drama “The L Word,” just ended its first season on...

Reasons for hope in the new year

The new year is starting off on a grim note for the world. The escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran. Bushfires...

LGBTQ parenting year in review

2019 saw many challenges to LGBTQ equality, but there was still some progress. Let’s review the parenting-specific news of the year.

Finding family, creating connections

The end-of-year holiday season is hard for me now that my parents have passed. Thanksgiving had always been my Jewish family of...

Holiday Gift Guide to LGBTQ Children’s Books

Mombian It’s time for my annual gift guide to some of the year’s best LGBTQ-inclusive children’s picture books! There...

Navigating Back-to-School Night

Those of us with kids in school know that this time of year means the approach of an event that can cause distress even...

New LGBTQ Picture Books for Back-to-School

For back-to-school time, here are some new and soon-to-be-published picture books with LGBTQ and gender creative characters, all involving schools and classmates. ...

Over the corporate rainbow

This past Pride Month saw an explosion of rainbows on products from sneakers to snack foods, reenergizing the debate over whether and how corporate...

Creator shares origins, future of Hulu’s two-dad fairy tale series

“The Bravest Knight,” a children’s television series that centers on a family with same-sex parents, premiered on Hulu June 21 — the first such...



The 1953 Gay Raid in Waco

On Saturday, April 11, 1953, nearly 70 gay men packed into a small four-room house at 2117 South 19th Street in Waco,...

The Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

Candy Alexandra González: Up Close