Linktastic Linkathon

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Hello fabulous readers! You’re looking especially well-rested today, and what you’ve done with your tentacles is just absolutely divine.

This week we had scheduled as a Guest week, but alas, we’ve all been quite busy and have no secured said guest. (Do you want post? Check out our submission page up top, or send us an email!)
So I’m going to just throw some lovely things your way, links and whatnot, and you WILL all be happy.

The Purim Superhero: LGBT Jewish Picture Book
I know, I know, Purim was this past weekend. And this isn’t a Jewish blog. But this book makes queer-me super duper happy for a handful of reasons.
1) The first english-language LGBT Jewish picture book EVER.
2) This quote by the author: “I’m very excited that this is a picture book about a kid with same-sex parents where his family structure is not the problem, but is still an important part of the story.” YES. It’s a book about queer families where their very existence isn’t the point of the book. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Also, it looks like a fab book, especially if you’re interested in Jewish stories, and have the money to spend [I don’t right now, but soon…]) And if you buy it (or have bought it), let us know what you think!

Lesbian Family: Adoption Around the World

I notice in the comments that the map isn’t fully accurate, but it’s an interesting thing to look at. In the comments, there is also instructions to a much more detailed and up-to-date map that is unfortunately not linkable. Relatedly, while Germany un-banned “same-sex” couples adoption, Puerto Rico‘s Supreme Court upheld a ban . (Because nothing says “best for a child’s dignity, stability and well-being” like de-legitimizing a 12-year-old’s family).

How White Queers Can Be More Inclusive of Queer POC

We here at Queer Dads have not, to the detriment of this blog, talked much about race just yet. The post has just three short points. Even people who consider themselves allies need a little reminding, sometimes.

Raising a Son Within Princess Culture

I link this with two caveats: one, I don’t necessarily agree with everything the author says, and two, I try to avoid Huffington Post links. But on the other hand, it warms my heart that more mainstream parents are addressing the failings of binary gender designations with regards to our kids. (A word of warning: do not read them comments.)

That’s what I’ve got this week! If you have a link you think would be of interest (on topic or off, self serving or just something you ran across) please feel free to comment!

4 thoughts on “Linktastic Linkathon

  1. We have a copy of The Purim Superhero. It’s a really nice book about a kid trying to fit in and decide what to dress up as. The main character has two dads, but it’s presented in a matter of fact way (this is just how it is) rather than pointing it out. I liked it so much that I got a second copy for our preschool.

    • I’m glad you got one for preschool. I was thinking of doing that too 🙂 I hope that Keshet puts out more high quality picture books!

  2. Hello, and thanks for the link to the Lesbian Family post (the funky URL in Julieta’s comment has been long since fixed, BTW, happy to report!).

    A fun note about the HuffPo piece you mention, about raising a son in a princess culture: the author is a “single mom by choice” who has written a lot about her time on welfare, and since she conceived the kid with alternative insemination, she became major internet & “real life” friends with tons of queer gal bloggers who started their kids in an alt. fashion too. She did most of the back-end work on the Lesbian Family site at a major cut rate, out of longtime friendship and an abiding sense of mutual identification (which long preceded her becoming a non-traditional mom).

    All by way of saying: “more mainstream parents” may be less conforming and more linked us than at first meets the eye. One of my all-time favorite discoveries, thanks to the internet.

    Thanks again for the link to Lesbian Family, and for the fantastic blog!

    • I love that note, thank you for letting us know! As our communities become more intersectional, I hope that this will be a more common story to hear 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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