adoption Archive

Review: The Fosters from ABC Family

May be spoilerish. You’ve been warned. I’ve been hearing many good things about this show from my friend Dana at Mombian. The story focuses on a lesbian couple that happens to be biracial, Stef and Lena, who are raising a blended family. Their children include Stef’s biological son from her first marriage, Brandon, as well
Category: Culture

The Week in LGBTQ: April 21, 2013

A summary of our most popular tweets. Please follow us – @PghLesbian24 Now this is how to do a #giveaway http://bit.ly/123c05c #SupportLocalBiz #Pgh #Race4Pgh@Bram_R @BillPeduto Facebook Meme – This Person is Voting Peduto http://bit.ly/17b4nsQ @BillPeduto @PeopleforPeduto#Race4Pgh How We Teach Our Sons To Rape | The Belle Jar http://bit.ly/16WmRiB Thanks to @MMASammichfor the referral. #SAAM How To Discuss HIV Health Issues With Non-Poz Folks | http://bit.ly/ZsQ2V6: http://bit.ly/ZsQ2V9@OneAngryQueer #HIV Stigma? We “get”
Category: Culture

The Week in LGBTQA – March 17, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day edition. First, let me wish my younger brother Jim a happy birthday. He’s 41 – 17 months younger than me. In my head he’s still 8. LOL.  One of most significant stories this past week involved a conversation about how we prevent rape. Gun proponents argue that women need guns to shoot
Category: Activism

France National Assembly Paves Way for Marriage Equality, Adoption Equality

From the Washington Post: After months of philosophical debate and massive street demonstrations for and against, the French National Assembly on Tuesday authorized same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite France’s long history as a homeland for Roman Catholic tradition. The legislation, passed 329 to 229 with 10 abstentions, was France’s most far-reaching social
Category: Politics

Celebrate Second Parent Adoption in PA! Ten Years!

Category: Activism

Don’t Forget the Aunties …

Today, good friends of ours sent a “Save the Date” for the baptism of their adopted son, EM. EM is six months old and we first met him when he was only 8 days old! We’ve also been proud to know his older brother, JJ almost since he came home at six months. It is
Category: Other

Does the Catholic Church Have a First Amendment Right to Provide Social Services?

No. And they accept that fact. Here’s the challenge. Anthony R. Picarello Jr., general counsel and associate general secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, disagreed. “It’s true that the church doesn’t have a First Amendment right to have a government contract,” he said, “but it does have a First Amendment right not
Category: Politics

Every Child Deserves a Family Legislation; National Adoption Month Blogfest

The Family Equality Council has invest a lot of resources to promote this legislation: This month, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act was introduced  by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and a companion bill in the House now has 82 bi-partisan co-sponsors thanks to the work of lead sponsor, Rep. Pete Stark (CA). This bill
Category: Other