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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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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