Lesbian Dad

Living history*

We all sat around the room at my sister’s house, postponing dinner for nearly an hour.  Our ages ranging from 1.5 years to 87, tweenagers and a teenager, thirty-somethings and forty-somethings and sixty-somethings, and we all of us watched, only the 1.5 year old not riveted.  I am so proud

Rest in peace, Del Martin*

…and the rest of us, let’s not rest until we finish the job in her name. Del Martin, lesbian civil rights pioneer, died in San Francisco today at the age of 87. She is survived by her partner of 55 years, and legal spouse of 71 days, Phyllis Lyon. I

Computer screen worth watching

Apropos of nothing in particular about lesbian parenting, and everything in general about the world I hope my kids will grow up into, Michelle Obama’s speech from Monday: Michelle Obama’s Speech at the Democratic National Convention and this herstoric speech, from the Contender, last night: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Speech at

A tale about a tale

This week, the lil’ monkey’s preschool is on vacation. As evidenced by the yawning gaps between posts, I find myself with a bit more childcare on my hands. In between our many trips to the zoo, the arboretum, the natural history museum, the botanical garden, the planetarium, and the Museum

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