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From Newsweek: You Got Your Sperm Where?

This article talks about a very disturbing DIY trend in insemination.  This is VERY, VERY dangerous territory, legally, emotionally, and otherwise, for mother and child.  The author glosses over a major point, "What if the donor claims custody?"  The issue of health concerns is also great, if a donor conceals health problems.  The tests for [...]

Follow Up: Gary + Tony Have a Baby

GLAAD hosted a special advance screening of the CNN documentary Gary + Tony Have a Baby at the Paley Museum of TV in Beverly Hills a couple of nights ago.  It was a very nice affair with a rooftop reception with new GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios along with celebrity guests including gay mom Meredith Baxter and Wilson Cruz. The doc, [...]

Gary + Tony Have a Baby – Coming Soon

I'll be attending a screening of this "In America" report by Soledad O'Brien and Jarrett Barrios in LA tomorrow, followed by a panel discussion.  Hopefully it will be positive and not too sensational, though the trailer certainly is hyping the controversial aspects.  It will air on CNN June 24 at 8 p.m. ET. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giqkdinaiWs]

Who’s the Man?

The question "Who's the man?" comes up a lot for me.  As a mother who has opted to have a baby using a sperm donor, and as a woman in a relationship with another woman, many people have asked, "Who is the man?"Latley I have wondered about this myself. Who really wears the pants in our family? [...]

The Kids Are All Right Trailer

Trailer for The Kids Are All Right. The Kids Are All Right is the heartfelt new comedy from acclaimed director Lisa Cholodenko, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. Two teenaged children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their [...]

People’s Court – Craigslist Sperm Donor

Judge Marilyn Milian's self-proclaimed favorite case ever.  I feel sorry for the women, as clearly they very much want to get pregnant and have children.  The judge shows compassion about this and encourages them not to give up due to this experience.  I agree with the judge that their contract did not stipulate how many donations the [...]

More on Lesbian Custody Dispute

  By Ryan Holman, Advocate.com A Calif., lesbian couple are embroiled in a custody dispute over two children, and a sperm donor has become part of the equation. NBC Bay Area has reported that K has sued for joint custody of the twin boys whom she and M had agreed to raise. Q has become [...]

The Kids Are All Right – Coming Soon!

Reviews from Sundance so far have been very favorable about this new movie. Darn, couldn't get a screener from the production company yet so I can review it myself! I can't wait to see it! A couple, Nic and Jules (Annette Benning and Julianne Moore), live with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia [...]

Santa Cruz Court Set to Hear Unusual Custody Suit

CBS 47 Fresno Sun, 17 Jan 2010 06:48 AM PST SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) A Santa Cruz court is slated to hear a custody dispute between former lesbian partners in which the biological mother has become romantically involved with the sperm donor father of her 10-month-old twins. Kim T. Smith of Santa Cruz has sued [...]