BOSTON -- LGBT bloggers, their family members and allies will celebrate the eighth annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day on Monday, June 3.
Developed and run by the award-winning LGBT-parenting site Mombian, and sponsored by the Family Equality Council, the event aims to raise awareness of LGBT families, their diverse natures, and how current prejudices and laws have a negative impact on their lives and children. Hundreds of bloggers have taken part over the past years.
The event is held each year at the start of June, between Mother's Day and Father's Day, in order to honor both equally, but also to convey that not all families fit into the traditional structure of one mother and one father. June is also LGBT Pride Month, making it doubly appropriate.
"The stories shared on Blogging for LGBT Families Day are always a wonderful mix of experiences and perspectives," said Dana Rudolph, founder and publisher of Mombian. "They have included parents across the LGBT spectrum, LGBT individuals without children, and non-LGBT allies. The stories range from the personal to the political, the poignant to the humorous."
“This is a great opportunity for our community to collectively raise our voices in support of fairness for all families,” said Steve Majors, Family Equality Council's director of communications. “We know that our stories are changing hearts, minds and laws across this country and Blogging for LGBT Families Day will provide a great platform to share those stories with a wide audience.”
● To participate, blog at your own blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 3, 2013. Then visit www.mombian.com to submit the link to your entry. Mombian will showcase the full list of participants on June 3.
● You can also create a video and upload it to YouTube or other video sharing service, tag it “lgbtfamilies,” and submit the link at Mombian.
● Additionally, tweet in support of LGBT families on June 3 and include the hashtag #lgbtfamilies. Mombian will display the tweets in a scrolling box on its website throughout the day. You can also follow the hashtag using most popular Twitter software.
All bloggers and tweeters who support LGBT families are welcome to contribute, whether they are LGBT or not, or parents or not.
For more details and promotional banners, visit the Mombian website and click the "Blogging for LGBT Families" banner.
Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms offers a daily mix of parenting, politics, and diversions for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents. It won as “Outstanding Blog” in the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards, given in March 2012. The site was founded in June 2005 by Dana Rudolph, a journalist, online marketer and lesbian mom who also pens a regular "Mombian" column for several LGBT newspapers.
About the Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports and represents the three million parents in our country who are LGBT and their six million children. We work to change attitudes and polices across the country to ensure all families are respected, protected and celebrated.