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This one's timely, folks: If you have a senator who is a Democrat, or if they are Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), or Rob Portman (Ohio), use the handy script here to call them today and ask them to sign on to a letter opposing the bill that would allow discrimination in adoption and foster care against LGBTQ prospective parents, LGBTQ youth in care, single or divorced parents, interfaith couples, or people of different religions.

The post Action Alert: Call Your Senators Today About Opposing Adoption/Foster Care Discrimination Bill! appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Young adults with lesbian parents are just as mentally healthy as their peers--and while that may feel like another "We could have told you that" headline, the data is coming from the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running study on LGBTQ-parent families, so it's worth paying attention.

The post Longest-Running Study of LGBTQ Families Releases Findings on Young Adults with Lesbian Parents appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Just two days after a U.S. House committee approved an amendment that would allow publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents and others based on the agencies' religious or moral beliefs, a federal court issued a decision saying that Philadelphia can require foster care agencies with city contracts to follow its LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.

The post Federal Judge Rules that Philadelphia Foster Care Agencies Can’t Discriminate Against Same-Sex Parents appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved an anti-LGBTQ amendment to an existing funding bill---an amendment that would allow child service agencies receiving federal funds to discriminate...
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Pride Month is over, my son's out of school, and summer vacation is upon us. I'm going to scale back posting frequency a bit (but not entirely!) for a couple of months in order to recharge and spend more time with my family.

The post Summer Slowdown 2018 appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Family Week in Provincetown, at the end of July, is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and families in the world. There’s so much to do, in fact, that it can be overwhelming, so...
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Tomorrow, June 30, people around the country will be rallying for an end to the Trump administration's policies of child separation and family detention, and for immediate family reunification. Here's how to find an event near you.

The post Show that Families Belong Together appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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As delicate damsels in ruffled dresses, princesses can be an unrealistic and harmful stereotype, particularly for little girls. Yet for every Cinderella, there is also a Xena. A new picture book asks, "What Does a Princess Really Look Like?" as it tells the tale of a girl creating her own definition of princess---with a little help from her two dads.

The post “What Does a Princess Really Look Like?” She Could Be Brave, Strong, and Have Two Dads appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Pride Month may be drawing to a close, but there's still lots of news for and about LGBTQ parents. Read on for headlines from Hong Kong, Israel, Ireland, and Britain as well as the U.S. Learn about a young pro hockey player showing pride for his family, and see what you think about Fox's idea for a new show with a queer mom.

The post LGBTQ Parenting Roundup: End-of-Pride-Month Edition appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Today, Maiden Voyage sets sail---a swashbuckling tale of adventure and romance featuring a fisherman's daughter and a courageous female captain.

The post Adventure Awaits in New Queer-Inclusive Picture Book appeared first on Mombian and is (c) Dana B. Rudolph LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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