Sep 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back-To-School Preparation

Posted 9/7/11 by Windy City Times

Hurricane Irene raged up the East Coast recently, sending people scrambling to the stores for bottled water and canned tuna. Of course, hurricanes weren't the only thing I prepared for that week. Back-to-school time is here, so I've been buying pencils and erasers alongside the flashlight batteries. Also, because I am an LGBT parent, I've also been thinking about the "emergency supplies" we should have as we navigate the sometimes-stormy weather of our educational system, in case our children encounter anti-LGBT prejudice, bullying, or simply exclusion.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LGBT Parents Pledge to Play Fair in Custody Cases

Posted 9/14/11 by The Rainbow Times

Following the re-release last week of Protecting Families: Standards for LGBT Families, a set of 10 guidelines aimed at preventing contentious custody battles between LGBT parents, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and NCLR’s National Family Law Advisory Council launched a campaign to raise awareness of the standards by asking parents and legal practitioners to sign a pledge to uphold them.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Jared Polis Announces Birth of Son

Posted 9/30/11 by Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress.

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