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post #41 of 51
Hey! I'm lesbian-identified-bisexual, tho all my major relationships have been with women. I have a 19 mos old daughter who I conceived and co-parent with a fag friend. I live with my ex girlfriend.
post #42 of 51
I'm not yet a Queer Mama, but I'm hoping to be one soon and I'm definitely looking for some community! Hope no one minds that I crashed the party.

My partner and I plan to start TTC late this summer/early fall. We're gonna be first-time moms and have a million questions. She's 29, I'm 31, and we live in Central Illinois. Right now we're making lots of plans and decisions, which is fun, but I'm definitely looking forward to starting the insemination process.


Susan
post #43 of 51
Bi mama of four married to a man.....
post #44 of 51
howdy. I'm bi/queer. The older I get, the queerer I get. My community is very queer, as well, but not a queer community...uh...ok what I mean is, my community is loosely connected around radical left politics, and includes lots of queers of many varieties. and the people who aren't queer are and work to be strong allies.

My primary partner/co-parent is a man. I've had some relationships with women, and more and more feel like whenever I become actively polyamorous again, it will be with women.

I also often feel like I'm not accepted as queer because of my relationship. But wtf.
post #45 of 51
i'm genderqueer, but i'm not bisexual, in fact, i'm not attracted to women at all, nor have i "kissed a girl in college" or anywhere else, for that matter :LOL my sexuality is kind of hard to explain, but my sig should give some idea. i'm not attracted to gay men, though, me and my best friend, who is gay, both like straight/bi guys.

so anyway, i'm a bit of a freak, but i'm all about the love and i hope no one minds if i chime in now and then. and i won't join in any discussions dedicated to specific needs of particular groups i run a board that is for a particular segment of gay men, so i totally understand the need to have a safe place to talk about stuff

keep on keepin on :
post #46 of 51
Hello

I don't quite know where I fit in! I don't mind that, though. I am not straight and veer towards queer (love the rhyme ). My partner right now is FTM trans. Don't know what the future holds for me or anyone else. I love people and I love intimacy. I am discovering more and more about this aspect of myself as I grow. I don't think I ever really had a sex drive until about a year ago . I get clausterphobic being boxed in to any particular brand.
post #47 of 51
I think that's the cool thing...we ALL FIT IN here, no matter what kind of outcasts we might be IRL. "Queer" can mean so many things. Welcome to everyone!


PixelDust~ My folks live in east central Illinois! I love going to visit them. Nice state. Congrats on TTC soon. I always think how special it is when gay parents seem so much more prepared than straight folks to have children.

Peace.
post #48 of 51
that is so true :

has anyone else seen the documentary "We are Dad" on Showtime? i only saw the last half hour, i'll prolly watch the whole thing on On Demand tonight. it was so moving, and so upsetting. florida sucks :


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I always think how special it is when gay parents seem so much more prepared than straight folks to have children.
post #49 of 51
Thanks, DejaSu. I'm feeling the way I imagine most people feel when they're getting ready to start TTC: excited, anxious, hopeful, and guarded. Trying not to let my excitement and dreams run away with me, since we have no idea how long it will take. We're definitely spending a lot of time trying to be as prepared as we can.

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Originally Posted by mshollyk
has anyone else seen the documentary "We are Dad" on Showtime? i only saw the last half hour, i'll prolly watch the whole thing on On Demand tonight. it was so moving, and so upsetting.
I didn't catch that one. What did you think about it? Was it pretty sympathetic?
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by mamajama
Hello

I don't quite know where I fit in! I don't mind that, though. I am not straight and veer towards queer (love the rhyme ). My partner right now is FTM trans.
Hey, mamajama! I am also queer and partnered with a FTM. We've been together for 11 years; he transitioned, oh, 7 or 8 years ago. Sometimes I identify as bi, but mostly I like the label 'queer'. Lots of room in there, less explaining to do.

We have a 3 1/2 year old boy, conceived with a known donor.
post #51 of 51
sorry, i haven't had time to watch that doc again, but yes PixelDust, it was very sympathetic. i think it was done by friends of theirs, but i'm not sure. they went on Rosie's family cruise last year, and i remember one of the comments was something about how gay families are in this in-between place because they aren't in the scene anymore, and yet they don't fit with straight families. i don't know any other queer families at all, but i am going to one of the family events for pride tomorrow, so hopefully i'll meet some other families
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