One of the most common reasons couples fight is because people in relationships often spend a lot of time and energy trying to explain why they are right. In a disagreement, the “who-was-right-and-who-was-wrong” aftermath can persist for much longer than the argument itself, and can easily…
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Last month, we reviewed Family Pride, where author Michael Shelton worked to dispel the myth that most or all of LGBT families are headed by out, white, college-educated, professional gay men and lesbians. While he attributed the perpetuation of this…
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Share Tweet  Jim, a gay man in his early 30’s and a mid-level manager at his company, has been dating Marshall for about six months now. Things have been going great so far. That is, until Marshall introduced Jim to…
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The Supreme Court DOMA Decision. What does it really mean for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois? If you didn’t know about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) when it was in full effect, you surely heard about it when…
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In Michael Shelton’s book Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods, the author dispels a popular misconception about queer families. He explains that most current research has studied planned lesbian and…
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  ABC Family normalizes lesbian-headed families during prime-Time TV Two lesbian mothers raise a family of biological, adopted, and foster children. This new show is groundbreaking territory and makes strides towards normalizing same-sex families. The Show ABC Family recently premiered…
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