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Florida Principal not so much a pal

It cost the school district over $300,000 in legal fees, sent teachers to sensitivity training, and trampled the constitutional rights of students, and yet, many in the Florida community of Ponce de Leon still support principal David Davis' "witch...

Uncle Bobby under fire again

Colorado librarian James LaRue has gotten another challenge to Uncle Bobby's Wedding, the book about a little girl guinea pig's concerns that her uncle won't play with her after he gets married. The idea is simple enough -- Young Chloe loves her...

Bullying bill hits legislation in New York

Possibly just in time for back to school, last week Republicans introduced a bill to the Senate the stop bullying in schools. The bill includes language to cover harassment of students based on sexual orientation as well as transgender students in...

Move over, Tango, Uncle Bobby's here

For two years straight, And Tango Makes Three was the top most challenged library book, according to the American Library Association. This year, however, another book might just take that dubious honor away. Uncle Bobby's Wedding is a story of a...

Adoption site: no gays allowed

Making the choice to adopt requires a big commitment. You really have to be prepared and know what you're getting into. It's not something that can happen by accident or in the heat of the moment. In New York, you can even get certified as "Qualified...

American Family Association calls for boycott of McDonald's

I've heard of a lot of reasons why people avoid "Old McDodald's", as the famous fast food chain is known around our house -- the general unhealthiness of the food, the destruction of the rainforests, their marketing through school notices, and so on...

Blogging for LGBT Families Day

For the third year, writers from all corners of the internet are joining in to recognize that not all families fit the traditional mold. Many, certainly, will be those who themselves are part of an LGBT household, but other will be those, like...

Principal outs his students

Here in San Francisco, being a gay high school student may not be the easiest path, but it is certainly not as dangerous as in other areas of the country. There are, sadly, places where simply being gay can -- and does -- lead to harassment, assault,...

Last tango in Bristol

It's happening again, this time in England -- two elementary schools have removed And Tango Makes Three and King & King after parents complained about the books. King & King tells the story of a prince who falls in love with another prince....

Teen response to Sally Kern

I've had a tough time getting Sally Kern's hateful words out of my head. Truth be told, I have yet to be successful. Of course, I am not the only one who has been bothered by what she said -- the internet is veritably humming with outraged...

Sally Kern's gay son

A while back, the Ali Forney Center ran an ad campaign in New York aimed at encouraging parents not to stop loving their children just because they might be gay. Well, it seems to me that those posters might have been more in need in Oklahoma where...

Why was that a big deal?

I very much want my kids to be able to marry whoever they want when they grow up, subject only to my approval, not the state's. I care about things like whether or not they smoke (duh, it causes cancer, it will kill you, that's a no-no), how much...

It's national diversity book month for kids

My recent post about a circuit court of appeals decision regarding books that acknowledge gay and lesbian families and relationships prompted a lot of good discussion. Continuing with the subject of books, did you know that February is the National...

Court supports school's diversity curriculum

There is some good and bad news coming from a circuit Court of Appeals in Massachusetts. First, the bad news: it appears I can't complain about my son bringing home a book called "Angel Hide and Seek" when we don't believe in angels. Now the good...

When kids ask about gay parents

Jared and Sara are very cognizant of LGBT families. They have a friend just down the street with two dads, as well as quite a few other friends and acquaintances who are part of gay and lesbian families. The kids and I have talked about it and we...

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