Iowan raised by lesbian couple speaks at college

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Zach Wahls, an engineering student at the University of Iowa, spoke to an audience about his experience growing up with same-sex parents at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Tuesday night.

Wahls, who was raised by a lesbian couple, gained recognition after testifying at the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on why gay marriage should not be banned. He said after giving the speech on Jan. 31, the YouTube video of the speech had reached more than 1 million views by the end of the week.

Read more at Iowan raised by lesbian couple speaks at college – SunGazette.com.

CAPITAL PRIDE PARTY

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Date(s): 11/13/2011
Time: 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Where: Washington Avenue Armory , 195 Washington Avenue, 195 Washington Avenue, New York ny
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***** CAPITAL PRIDE PARTY ***** SUNDAY NOV 13 * 2 PM * Washington Avenue Armory * 195 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY * WIN TRIP TO LAS VEGAS! * Live entertainment, food, refreshments, contests, prizes, drawings. “Come out & help us give a huge thank you to our “civil rights champion” NYS Governor Cuomo for same-sex marrage.” $15 advance online / $20 door / $40 VIP * PHONE: 518-522-3710 Website: http://www.rainbowpride.weebly.com ~ portion of proceeds to local, child, anti-bullying programs.

Directions: Corner of Lark & Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

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For more information contact us at info@lambdafamilycircle.org or by phone 518-227-1323

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Prepare for the question: “Poppa, what’s a sissy?”

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Are you prepared for questions about your family at your child’s school? Here is some friendly advice from the Family Equality Council.

I was sure that one day, years from now, when my two daughters were teenagers, they would face some sort of harassment in school because they have gay dads. In my daydream, they would stand up on the cafeteria tables and belt out some incredible song about diversity, inclusiveness and love. The entire school would join in at the chorus. After the closing line, the bullies would come up and give my daughters a hug. Ok, so maybe that was just an episode of GLEE- but a dad can dream, right?

Read more at Family Equality Council Blog – Prepare for the question: “Poppa, what’s a sissy?”.

The Hams’ new reality

A possible reality show on the Oprah Network is filming 2 gay dads and their 12 kids.

Bright lights and cameras were set up in the family room, where Roger was being interviewed about how he and Steven, partners for 18 years, had brought together their large family here in Arizona, where two men can’t marry and where conservative lawmakers have tried a half-dozen times to keep single people, including gays and lesbians, from adopting foster children, and where those lawmakers this year succeeded in passing a bill that moved married couples to the top of the waiting list for adoptions.

Read more of The Hams’ new reality.

Family Equality Council Blog – Back to School Tools

 

 

Our friends at the Family Equality Council have a “back to school kit” available to help you engage with your child’s school.

The list offers some specific suggestions. Do those which feel most comfortable to you. But perhaps one of our parents put it best, “The more involved and visible you are, the more the school, children and other parents will see that we are loving and caring parents, just like everyone else.”

Read more at:  Family Equality Council Blog – Back to School Tools.