LGBT Family–Friendly Summer Camps
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LGBT Family–Friendly Summer Camps

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is just around the corner, and part of your summer plans might involve sending your children to camp. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find a good camp for your children, but we have researched a few camps that welcome children from LGBT-headed families. We …

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The Golden Orchid Society
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The Golden Orchid Society

Hundreds of years ago, in southern China, villages celebrated the marriages of two women. These same couples often welcomed young orphaned girls into their homes and raised them as their children. History shows us that in Guangdong, China, same-sex families were once a thriving part of the community. The Golden Orchid Society was a group …

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The Great Burkes
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The Great Burkes

My family is a sideshow. A lot of kids say that, but I mean it. I live with Mom, and so do Polly and Gran. Polly is Gran’s dog. She likes to wear clothes. If we don’t put clothes on Polly, she climbs into the washing and wriggles into our clothes. Even Gran’s undies! Gran …

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Printable Picture Books Archive
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Printable Picture Books Archive

Introducing Rainbow Rumpus Printable Picture Books! Great news! Now you can enjoy Rainbow Rumpus stories in your very own picture books! We designed these books with our favorite artists in mind–you! Print out the pages, put them together, read the story, and then illustrate it however you want. Share the finished book with family, friends, …

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They Might Be Giants: The Beatles of Kids Music?
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They Might Be Giants: The Beatles of Kids Music?

Best known for their bratty theme song to TV’s Malcolm in the Middle and inventive alt-pop hits such as “Don’t Let’s Start,” Brooklyn’s They Might Be Giants would seem the perfect band to make children’s music. But they came to their new audience slowly after becoming the subject of a 2002 documentary film, Gigantic (A Tale of Two …

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Greetings from Keith Ellison
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Greetings from Keith Ellison

[Editor’s Note: Keith Ellison was elected in November 2006 to represent Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.] Hello, Rainbow Rumpus parents! Is anyone else glad election season is over? Don’t misunderstand me. I enjoyed my campaign journey thoroughly. November 7 was a great and unforgettable day for my family and me. …

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No Name-Calling Week
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No Name-Calling Week

Words can hurt. All of us have been called a name at some point in our lives that hurts our feelings. It might have made us feel really bad about ourselves. It might have made us feel really lonely. Worst of all, it might have made us feel unsafe. Name-calling is unacceptable and all too …

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