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True stories, trans stories and more in new picture books

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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...

Making babies the new-fashioned way

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When my spouse and I first tried to start our family 17 years ago, we searched vainly for a book on assisted reproduction that...

New LGBTQ-inclusive books for the youngest children

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Not only has the number of LGBTQ-inclusive picture books increased greatly over the past few years, but also more are being published, even for...

Passover questions for LGBTQ families

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Passover begins the evening of April 19, and although I’m somewhat casual in my observance, I love that the holiday, which commemorates Jewish people’s...

Recent wins for LGBTQ families

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March is coming in like the proverbial lion with a wave of good news for LGBTQ families. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed...

A mutual benefit: Letting employees define their families

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People and families come in many forms, as any LGBTQ person can attest. Now, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is using that concept...

7 Tips for Starting the Journey to Parenthood

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A new year may motivate many of us to ponder new endeavors. For some, this may mean taking the first steps toward parenthood —...

Of food, festivals and family

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My family of origin always has our biggest gathering on Thanksgiving. My spouse Helen, our son and I pretty much party from then until...

Philly Pride canceled, will go virtual

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Executive Director of Philly Pride Presents, Franny Price, announced today in an email that Philadelphia’s in-person Pride celebration, Philly PrideDay, is canceled...

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Why the LGBTQ community votes

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