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Everyone’s Schools Town Halls through a Queer Parent’s Eyes

Meghan Lewis, Family Advocacy Liaison, Oakland Unified School District I attended the last four “Everyone’s Schools Town Hall” gatherings sponsored by Our Family Coalition. As...
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Banned Books Week Special: Some favorite kids’ lit titles

Banned Books Week (this year, Sept 21– 27): always a favorite among bibliophiles, and a particular favorite among we who keep finding books about us banned....
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Evening S’Mores, Wild Turkeys, Fun-Filled Campout… Oh my.

This past weekend, several dozen LGBTQ families and allies finished off the summer in style, with our ever-popular BBQ & family camp-out in the East...
Gay couple Jeffrey Parsons (R) and Chris Hietikko pose with their son Henry Hietikko-Parsons in the garden of their house in New York on May 01, 2008. Henry was conceived by the couple via artificial insemination and a surrogate mother.Surrogates, who are paid about $20,000 above and beyond medical expenses to carry a child, are responsible for approximately 1,000 births a year, according to the Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy, that records births brokered through agencies and privately over the Internet.  AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family

Jeffrey Parsons and Chris Hietikko pose with their son Henry Hietikko-Parsons in the garden of their house. Henry was conceived by the couple via artificial...
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Mignon And Elaine’s Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

Originally published on the Huffington Post Gay Voices Long before Mignon R. Moore, 43, and Elaine Harley, 44, of Los Angeles considered raising a child,...
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The Entrustment Ceremony – Creating meaningful ritual in open adoption

By Leah Sheldon Originally Published by Adoption Connection Ashlee (left) and adoptive mom Bobbie exchange vows and bracelets at the entrustment...
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Straight Talk From a Lesbian Mom

I am a real live lesbian mom. My wife and I have been together for 23 years, way back before we could even think of...
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Jacob’s New Dress is a Hit! A Q&A with authors Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Have you and your children read Jacob's New Dress yet? This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book hit the stores last week (Amazon has been shipping it...
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Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family

By KALW reporter Jen Chien Credit Phyllis Christopher / phyllischristopher.comMickey, Alicia and Amos Lim When Amos and Mickey Lim met in...
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Everyone’s School

Rick Oculto, Our Family Coalition Education CoordinatorIn October and November Our Family Coalition gathered teachers, school administrators, and families in San Francisco and the East...