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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 Showtime. There...

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 destroying an...

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. Some Setbacks The Trump administration’s...

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 origin’s time...

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 were happily more books published this...

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...

Making babies the new-fashioned way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Election wins for LGBTQ families

The Nov. 6 election saw several firsts for LGBTQ parents and our children, along with many other wins that may not have made national...

Children’s and young adult books on LGBTQ history

LGBTQ History Month offers us a wonderful opportunity each October to look at the growing number of books for children and youth on LGBTQ...

LGBTQ parents making their mark in the world

LGBTQ parents, as a whole, are pretty awesome. We raise our children as successfully as anyone else (as decades of research has proven), often...

A vision of what’s possible in LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms

As the hot days of August try to tempt us into laziness, another influence pulls at many of us parents — the increasingly loud...



Horoscopes: March 5 – 11, 2021

Aries: Your ruling planet Mars is in Gemini for the next few weeks, and you are ready to start something new and engage in...

Why raising the minimum wage matters