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Nearly 6 million American children have at least one parent who’s part of the LGBTQ community. And the community is stronger than ever before.
Still, raising awareness and increasing representation continues to be a necessity. And for many, the experience of raising families is no different than any other parent — a fact they want to help others realize. LGBTQ parenting blogs help to normalize the LGBTQ experience. They also help to unite, connect, and give voice to others who might be searching for families who look like theirs.
These are the LGBTQ parenting blogs that most warmed our hearts this year.
Founded in 2005, this blog is a space for lesbian moms looking to connect, share their personal stories, and get the latest information on political activism in the name of LGBTQ families. Covering parenting, politics, and more, you can find posts by multiple contributors here, and a little bit of everything you might be looking for in the lesbian parenting world. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @Mombian.
Chris and Rob of 2 Travel Dads are all about helping their sons see the world. They’ve been together for over 10 years, married since 2013, and their passion for travel didn’t end when they became dads. They just started to bring their kids with them! Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @2TravelDads.
Amber and Kirsty are best friends and soul mates. They first fell in love when they were 15 years old. Today, they’re in their late 20s, currently mothering four little ones age 4 and under. That’s two sets of twins, born in 2014 and 2016. And, oh yeah, they’re expecting another baby later this year! Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @Meetthewildes.
Mitch has been with his partner for nearly 25 years. Together, they adopted a son at birth that’s in 9th grade today. On the blog, he shares product reviews, travel tips, parenting stories, information on adoption, and contests his readers love. Visit the blog, find him on Facebook, and tweet him @gaynycdad.
No one ever said becoming a parent would be easy. But for LGBTQ couples, the path can be even more difficult to maneuver. With countless options to consider (adoption, foster care adoption, surrogacy, and donors), finding information that can help lead you down the path that’s right for you can be crucial. And that’s exactly what Gay Parenting Voices aims to provide. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @GayParentsToBe.
If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest in LGBTQ legislation, activism, and current events, this is the space you’re looking for. Proud Parenting aims to provide the latest news to LGBTQ parents looking to remain informed and involved in the fight for expanded rights and recognition. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @ProudToParent.
Kate is the main writer behind Lesbemums. She met her wife Sharon in 2006 and formed a civil partnership at a ceremony in 2012. After two years of trying, they found out they were expecting in 2015. Today their blog features reviews, updates on their life (and little one), and information about projects that are near and dear to their heart. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @LesBeMums.
Clara and Kirsty are the proud moms of one adorable little guy they sweetly call “Monkey.” Their blog covers everything from family updates to crafting and current events. They take their little guy geocaching, aim to share the latest in LGBTQ news, and have even recently been blogging about marathon training. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @MyTwoMums.
These two moms met and fell in love in 2009. They got married in 2012 and then started to “baby plan.” Unfortunately, the path to a baby wasn’t simple, as they battled infertility on their way to baby number one, who finally joined the family in 2015. In 2017, baby number two was born. Today they blog about life, love, and raising two boys. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @gaybybaby.
Brent Almond is a graphic designer and illustrator and blogs about his adventures as a gay dad with an adopted son. He also throws in his obsessions with pop culture and superheroes, as well as the occasional crafting project and stories about what it’s like to be part of a two-dad family. Visit the blog, find him on Facebook, and tweet him @DesignerDaddy.
These two Toronto dads welcomed their son, Milo, via gestational surrogate. Today, they like to marvel at how much their lives have changed from their days dancing in clubs to now dancing in the living room with their little boy. They’re both high school teachers involved in community theatre and released a book in 2016 about their little family. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @famiysaboutluv.
The Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the 3 million US LGBTQ families through their Family Room blog, various social media channels, and advocacy work. The blog features news about issues affecting LGBTQ families, personal stories, and resources for those looking for support. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @family_equality.
Brandy and Susan are raising three kids in Los Angeles while running their blog in honor of connecting modern families. They aim to bring people together by opening a sincere dialogue with parents from every walk of life. But they also often share their own parenting joys and struggles, both through the blog and videos. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @thenextfamily.
Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization. They’re working toward a world where LGBTQ people are ensured basic civil rights and safety. Visit the blog, find them on Facebook, and tweet them @HRC.
Leah Campbell is a writer and editor living in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s a single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter. Leah is also the author of the book “Single Infertile Female” and has written extensively on the topics of infertility, adoption, and parenting. You can connect with Leah via Facebook, her website, and Twitter.