Lesbian Dad

Welcome you AfterEllen readers!

I was tipped off, by LD reader HeidiB, that AfterEllen’s Linda Villarosa mentioned LesbianDad in a recent piece of hers. I’ve always found Villarosa’s pieces exceedingly intelligent, and now I have even more reason to hold her in high esteem. Welcome, you readers who came here thanks to her! Make yourselves at home, mosey around, maybe check out this “Best Of” page I worked up for a concise view of the range of hoo-ha at this blogular water cooler. For those who didn’t see the Villarosa piece, a wee description follows.

In Outside the Lines: Babes in Momland, she reviews several books by lesbians describing their trips toward motherhood, including Louise Sloan’s Knock Yourself Up and Harlyn Aizley’s Buying Dad. Aizley, who edited the critically acclaimed volume Confessions of the Other Mother, began blogging this spring at Are You My Mothers?*

I have a ditty on Harlyn and her blog in the hopper, but I stuck a link to her blog (down there amongst the Parenting Blogs (various) links immediately upon hearing the happy news of its arrival. In addition to its delivering every morsel of humor and insight that you’d expect of her, Are You My Mothers? is notable for its being parked at parents.com, an online publication from the Family Circle publishers. Uh huh, yep, the Family Circle people.

Villarosa also notes the blogs Mombian, The Other Mother, and Suburban Lesbian Housewife as venues that “offer seasoned advice and insight for lesbian mothers.” And there’s plenty more up that alley: by now you all must know that LesbianFamily.org is the lesbo parent water cooler to end all lesbo parent water coolers. If you want to find a kindred spirit online, you’re sure to find her sidled up to the spigot over there.

To you all, sung and un-sung, I says: Go, sisters, go!

* [Full Disclosure Alert! I couldn’t possibly be more biased about Harlie! She published an essay of mine in her Confessions book! Plus I think she’s the lesbian David Sedaris! And I’m not the only one who thinks that! Though I might be the only one to say so with so many exclamation points!]

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