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The Queer Parent: Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze

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LGBTQ parents have long come together to support each other, as well as to contribute to the broader LGBTQ rights movement. In 1956, the pioneering San Francisco lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis held the first known discussion groups on lesbian motherhood. The first lesbian mothers’ activist group, the Lesbian Mothers Union, formed in the same area 15 years later. Which is why it’s so radical and beautiful that we are seeing so much writing about queer motherhood, from Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other to an upcoming memoir by Kirsty Logan, The Unfamiliar, to Lynch’s Small. The beauty of the latter is its quiet assertion that what makes a mother is not biology but presence, those tender moments of care, the hard graft, the exhaustion, the fear: sharing and steering that child’s journey of wonder and discovery as they grow.

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I am a qualified midwife with a postgraduate qualification in reproductive biology. I have worked in a range of settings including community, home birthing, on a range of hospital wards and have also taught hypnobirthing and parent education. verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ In June 2018, I took the plunge to become a doula. My main motivation behind becoming a doula was helping a loved one through severe postnatal depression. Before I’d even finished my first day of training, I knew I wanted to work specifically with queer families and Nanny Kimbo was born. In recent decades, marriage equality opponents argued that children needed both a mother and a father. Marriage equality, they claimed, would also require that “homosexuality” be taught in schools. That fear played a large part in the passage of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 marriage equality ban. LGBTQ advocates flipped this around, however, through visibility, legitimate social science research, and court briefs that quoted young people raised by same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court then cited children’s well-being as a key argument in favor of marriage equality in its 2013 and 2015 rulings. It took another Supreme Court case, however ( Pavan v. Smith), to affirm in June 2017 that marriage equality means both parents in a married, same-sex couple have the right to be on their children’s birth certificates and be legally recognized as parents. Dana Rudolph is the founder and publisher of Mombian ( mombian.com), a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog and resource directory for LGBTQ parents.

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