Queer Mamas - support, groups, resources?
Some of us are partnered mamas, and some of us are unpartnered mamas. Some of us are partnered with men, some of us are partnered with women. One topic we have yet to talk about specifically is to share resources for the queer mamas among us. An urbanMama recently emailed:
I've noticed that I'm not the first to bring it up diversity because I found the old posting - "Recognizing the Diversity of urbanMamas." I'm a queer mama (who also happens to be of mixed ethnicity) and it seems like there's a lack of representation and inclusion of queer/gay/lesbian, etc. mamas on your site. This is so unfortunate given the "recent U.S. Census data show Oregon now has the third-highest proportion of same-sex couples in the nation, behind only Maine and Massachusetts." (Portland Tribune, 1/7/10). It seems like such a shame that there's no category for queer mamas, given that there's categories for lots of other types of mamas and families --- Papa Style, Working Mamas, Single Parenting, Love and Marriage, etc." uM would be such a great resource for queer/lesbian mamas, who seek to find supportive communities and other like-minded mamas in PDX. As I already mentioned, I adore uMs and would love the opportunity to have a sense of inclusion within the uM community.
To this end, do you have resources to share for queer mamas?