Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lesbian and gay parents in the news...

Every so often I type the terms ‘lesbian mothers’, ‘gay fathers’. 'same-sex parents' (or variations on this theme) into Google News to see what pops up. I tell myself this is about keeping abreast of all things happening in the world of same-sex parenting (an occupational necessity), but in truth it is also a fairly useful procrastination technique for a slow afternoon.

What is interesting, however, is that something ALWAYS pops up. We make news folks! For better or worse, same-sex families have a continual presence in the worlds’ media. So I thought I would share with you my top five picks (the good, the bad and the ugly … and the slightly bizarre) from today’s Google News.