LGBT Issues

Milk-Sharing: Safe Infant Feeding and Being A Human

Back in the 1990s, I had more breast milk than I could handle. I knew then and know now that many women, due largely to the circumstances of their lives and not their biology, are not able to produce all the milk their children need. And there are breastfeeding people (some cis-female and some not) who have biological reasons why they can’t ...

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Atheist Parenting

There is an interesting discussion over at PhD in Parenting in a post called Approaching Heaven, Mummies and Infinity about raising kids without religion. As happens to me a fair bit, I began to leave a comment that became so long I brought it over here and turned it into a blog post of my own. Thanks to Annie for the nudge. My boys ...

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Lady Gaga Asks Young People to Seek Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – Should They Be Taking Lessons in Activism from Her?

My 16 year old son just sent me this YouTube video (it’s long so I am placing it at the end of the post). It is a serious plea from Lady Gaga to call your Senator and ask him or her to ask for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. Specifically: –Tell your senators to vote with Sen. Reid and Sen. ...

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Will “Gay Friendly” McDonald’s Ad Air in the U.S.?

It was a surprise to me to find that McDonald’s has a history as a gay friendly company. According to Bnet.com: McDonald’s has been building a reputation for tolerance for years. The company is a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and has supported Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national organization that helps build gay, lesbian, ...

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Marriage Equality In Ireland

With thanks to @thecurvature, I bring you an extraordinary video by an organization called Marriage Equality, an Irish organization working to support civil marriage for gay and lesbian people.

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Helping Your Kids Combat Homophobia on The National Day of Silence

Today is the 2009 National Day of Silence, a day to protest bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in schools. Begun in 1996 as a student protest at the University of Virginia, it has grown to participation by over 8,000 middle and high school, colleges and universities, throughout the U.S.  While the central act is a period ...

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More Laughter About the Fear of Gay Marriage

While I am finishing up a blog post on the recent run on rants by middle class white women from New York about why breastfeeding is an anti-feminist plot to keep women down, I am taking a break for some more humor about the fear of gay marriage. An organization called the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is running television ...

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Divorcing Gay Couples in California

I am not a huge fan of marriage.  Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I am not romantic about it.  It could be my family history – a long line of divorces stretching back to my great-grandparents.  It could be my understanding as a lawyer and an educated feminist that the legal history of marriage has ...

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