Dana Rudolph

Dana Rudolph is the founder and publisher of Mombian (, a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog and resource directory for LGBTQ parents. Please join her on June 4 by posting on social media for #LGBTQFamiliesDay.

6 Picture-Book Biographies of Black LGBTQ+ Americans

In honor of Black History Month — but best read all year round — here are some of my favorite recent children’s biographies of famous Black LGBTQ+ Americans.Brand new is the superb “Jimmy's Rhythm & Blues: The [...]

How LGBTQ+ Families Can Foster Change in 2024

After a 2023 that saw a rise in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and more than 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the country, where should LGBTQ+ parents and our allies put our efforts to advance equality in 2024? Experts at several leading LGBTQ+ [...]

10 LGBTQ-Inclusive Picture Books For Kids You May Have Missed

Here are 10 picture books you may have missed because the queer inclusion isn’t evident from the cover or title.

10 Myths About LGBTQ+ Families

Debunking those nagging stereotypes once and for all.

Back-to-School Tips for LGBTQ+ Parents

Back-to-school time can be daunting for any parent, as we leave our children to the care of others and subject to peer circles that we can’t fully control. LGBTQ+ parents may have particular concerns, too, about how welcoming and inclusive the [...]

After 303 Creative: Inequality and the Harm to Children

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in 303 Creative v. Elenis was “profoundly wrong,” wrote Justice Sonia Sotomayor in her dissent, where she also pointed to the harmful message the ruling sends to children with same-sex parents. [...]

The Queer Family Podcast' Showcases Beautiful, Unique Stories of LGBTQ+ Parenthood

When Jaimie Kelton launched a podcast for queer families in 2018, she thought, “This would be a fun side project.” Now, 11 seasons later, she’s interviewed hundreds of queer families, published a book based on many of their stories, [...]

An Invaluable New Resource for Donor-Conceived People with LGBTQ+ Parents

COLAGE, the national organization for people with LGBTQ+ parents, recently released an updated edition of its groundbreaking guide for donor-conceived people with LGBTQ+ parents. It’s an invaluable resource for youth and young adults—but also feels [...]

What LGBTQ+ Families Should Know For Back-to-School Time

As school-related anti-LGBTQ legislation and policies continue to rise, what should LGBTQ+ parents know about recent moves and how to protect their families? Two experts from Family Equality shared their thoughts with me. The number of legislative [...]

Back to School: 9 Queer-Inclusive Picture Books For LGBTQ+ Kids

Back-to-school time is here, so why not get your kids in the mood with some LGBTQ-inclusive picture books set in schools? There are now many such books, but here are a few of my favorites, across a variety of identities, that focus on first days of [...]

This Drag Queen Has a Message For Hateful Republicans Banning Minors From Drag Storytimes

Politicians in Florida and Texas have recently proposed banning minors from drag performances, including storytimes for children. There have been demonstrations by white supremacists at drag storytimes in California and North Carolina. Drag queen and [...]

Mombian: College Application Tips for LGBTQ+ Families

Ah, spring! Time of flowers, birdsong and, for many of us parents and our children, college visits. My own son went through the college admissions process a couple of years ago. While I am in no way an expert on the topic, I thought I’d share a [...]