When Mom's the Dad The peculiar positioning of gay families By Mandy Hartley
My son is obsessed with the mailbox. Everything about it from the dandy red flag that moves up and down, to the satisfying thump of the door as it opens and closes... and opens and closes and opens and closes (he's a toddler) pleases him. Each...read more
Not Your Average Fairy Tale Saving Face: What to do when your girlfriend could care less about California By Melissa Doak I clicked on the BBC news. Hordes of couples were celebrating on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. I whooped.
“Look, Saads!” I pointed to the T.V. “California ruled lesbian and gay people can get married. Everyone’s lining...read more
Not Your Average Fairy Tale The Accidental Adoption By Melissa Doak Okay, you’re probably thinking there’s no such thing as an accidental adoption.
After all, in order to adopt you must do a variety of things that you can hardly do without meaning to. Things like showing caseworkers your home. Leaving...read more
Not Your Average Fairy Tale The Ghosts of Halloweens Past By Melissa Doak Take One: Saadia in kindergarten. Only a few short and stormy months since she came to me. I was hanging on by a thread. My once-promising relationship with my fairly new girlfriend was on rocks… apparently it really killed the romance for her...read more
Not Your Average Fairy Tale A Coming Out Story By Melissa Doak “You know what Miss Feldman told us today,” said a conspiratorial voice from the back seat. “She’s gay... EWWWW!!!”
At the outset I have to say I have changed the names here to protect the guilty. The girl who made this...read more
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