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Moving Immigrant Mothers Beyond Second-Class Status

As we get ready to celebrate and honor the work that mamas do every day, I am struck by the severe disconnect between what immigrant mamas need to take care of their families and our current immigration policies.

As we get ready to celebrate and honor the work that mamas do every day, I am struck by the severe disconnect between what immigrant mamas need to take care of their families and our current immigration policies.

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Adopted Against Her Will: One Woman Shares Her Story

What would you do if you arrived in a foreign country ready to study on an educational exchange and only to discover you had been “adopted” by a family that thought you were an orphan? (Via Melissa Harris Perry)

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Not That We Needed Any More Proof That Kids Love Their Gay Parents, But Here It Is Anyway

Supporters of changing Minnesota’s law banning same-sex marriage bring their kids along to a news conference announcing a bill to repeal that ban.

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Backlash Against NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Tweaks, But Message Remains the Same

NYC HRA teen pregnancy ads

In the campaign’s SMS exchange about Anaya, the pregnant teen character who is bullied at the prom, she is no longer called a “fat loser”—now she’s just called a “loser.” Progress?

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NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Shaming to Bus Shelters and Cell Phones

The New York Human Resource Administration's new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

The New York Human Resource Administration’s new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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Birds, Bees… Abortion? Talking to Kids About Complicated Issues

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When we would discuss abortion—my kids and myself—I wanted us to be well prepared. But I was scared. Scared to open the door about how complicated issues pertaining to reproduction—including abortion—could be. 

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Choosing Jonah: A Family History of Abortion, Choice, and Love

Kristen (middle) with her son, Jonah and wife, Adrienne.

The words “pro life” have been pitted against “pro choice,” as if they are opposites. In my experience it’s a false dichotomy, and while politically difficult and messy, our truths are much more complicated.

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Rachel Maddow Eulogizes Jeanne Manford, a Model for Parental Love

Rachel Maddow eulogizes the life and legacy of Jeanne Manford, founder of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), who died this week.

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We Love Dads Who Embrace Fatherhood Like This One!

This is one awesome parody of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”

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