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Celebrating the Good News

Let’s be honest, when you work on energy and environmental issues for a living, good news is always welcome. And when it is good news that makes your kids happy, well, even better. President Obama’s coming forward in support of gay marriage didn’t fix all problems, but it made everyone in our home more cheerful.…

Gay Marriage as Solid Ground

This video is making the rounds of the internet, and of course, is particularly meaningful to me. Like this young man, I’m the child of a lesbian family with a mother and step-mother. Like him, no one every looked at me and said “you can tell she was damaged by her upbringing in a gay…

Celebrations!

Friday was a fabulous day, after a very, very long week. For a week, we frantically prepared for our final home visit. Some of it was pretty normal stuff – minor repairs, etc… Some of it, I think was pretty weird – who knew that freshly washed window screens were a requirement to be a…

As Arizona ramps up its attempt to win national “America’s stupidest laws” competition (hotly contested, admittedly) by prioritizing heterosexual married couples over gay people and singles for adoption, there’s a lovely story about two gay fathers and their 12 children adopted from foster care: These are all your kids? Oh, my gosh. Their poor mother.…

Ed Brayton has a post showing a series of polls that indicate that a majority of Americans now approve a gay marriage.This is good news for a whole host of reasons, among them that gay marriage is good for straight folk too – particularly in a society struggling with economic and environmental issues. I’ve written…

Queer in the Country

In my “Response to Zuska” in comments we’ve had some interesting discussion of whether gay, lesbian, bi and transgender folk will need to/be able to integrate successfully into rural communities, and I thought it was worth a blog post here as well, for folks who may not have read all the comments. As you all…