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Dana Rudolph is the founder and publisher of Mombian (mombian.com), a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog and resource directory, with a searchable database of 1000+ LGBTQ family books, media, and more.

New donor-conceived, lesbian-headed families research

New donor-conceived, lesbian-headed families research

Two recent papers from the longest-running study of lesbian families shed light on the now-grown children's relationships with their donor siblings...

6 Picture-Book Biographies of Black LGBTQ Americans

6 Picture-Book Biographies of Black LGBTQ Americans

In honor of Black History Month—but best read all year round—here are some of my favorite recent children's biographies of famous Black LGBTQ Americans.

"The Advocate Educator" Is an Invaluable Guide to Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Students

"The Advocate Educator" Is an Invaluable Guide to Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Students

Transgender and nonbinary youth are facing increasing social and political attacks...

Book Bans Up 33% Over Last Two School Years

PEN America Charts "Mounting Crisis" of Book Bans

"Stay Engaged": Making Progress for LGBTQ Families in 2024

"Stay Engaged": Making Progress for LGBTQ Families in 2024

After a 2023 that saw a rise in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and more than 500 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced across the country, where should LGBTQ parents and our allies put our efforts to advance equality in 2024?

2023: A year of perils and progress for LGBTQ Families

2023: A year of perils and progress for LGBTQ Families

This past year saw many setbacks for LGBTQ parents and our children—but also some important wins. Experts at several leading LGBTQ organizations shared their thoughts with me about the ups and downs of 2023.

A Holiday Gift Guide to This Year's LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

A Holiday Gift Guide to This Year's LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

This year's LGBTQ-inclusive middle-grade books cover a wide range of identities, settings, and moods. Here are some of the best. I've indicated the main LGBTQ representation in each; many also have additional LGBTQ characters.

Holiday Gift Guide: LGBTQ Picture Books

Holiday Gift Guide: LGBTQ Picture Books

The LGBTQ-inclusive picture books published this year have dazzled me. Here are some that stand out and seem the most celebratory, perfect for holiday giving.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine's New Definition of "Infertility"

American Society for Reproductive Medicine's New Definition of "Infertility"

More Inclusive of LGBTQ and Single People

12 New Kids' Books on LGBTQ History

12 New Kids' Books on LGBTQ History

LGBTQ history month is upon us, and the past 12 months have seen some great new kids' books about LGBTQ history, including several elementary-grade biographies of both well-known and lesser-known figures. For middle-graders, there's a terrific new overvie

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