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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Marriage & Family


Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

The daily roller coaster of rights tenuously sustained or completely undermined is dizzying.

Oct 2016

Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once

As one trans activist said to me, “Trans is who you are; sexuality is whom you bounce it off of,” and people can accept who someone is more readily than what someone ...

Jun 2016

‘My First Gay Bar’: 25 Coming-of-Age Stories

Jane Lynch, Alexander Wang, Rosie O'Donnell and others reflect on what gay bars mean to them, in the aftermath of the shooting in Orlando.

Jun 2016

LGBTQ Americans have won many victories. That can’t make us complacent.

The US is no longer quite as queer-phobic, but it remains a land where success has blinded many people, LGBTQ or otherwise, to the constant guerrilla warfare that we must ...

Dec 2015

7 Things I’ve Learned From Raising 4 Kids with 6 Parents

Parenthood is always a steep learning curve, and it was even steeper for us, given how many expectations we were defying.

Dec 2015

On Gay Parenting

Children confiscate your mask, leaving you far more exposed than lovers can.

May 2015

Which Chopstick Is the Fork?

We are not lesser but we are not the same.

Dec 2014

A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths

Her book is both... a quixotic slippage into wistfulness, and also an exegesis of freedom, a panegyric to heedless ways.

Dec 2014

Far from the Tree

Love is ideally present unconditionally throughout the relationship between a parent and a child. But acceptance is something that takes time.

May 2014

The Stolen Generations

The fact that so many Indigenous children continue to be taken into care is deeply concerning – but there are no simple answers.