Lesléa Newman

The "fine madness" of discovering Lesléa Newman

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Lesléa Newman

During an otherwise unidentifiable undergraduate semester, I took a class called The Psychology of the Lesbian Experience.

Ms. Magazine: A chat with Lesléa “Heather Has Two Mommies” Newman

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Lesléa Newman

I want to give a shout out to Lesléa Newman, an iconic yet under-recognized gay Jewish writer whose work continues to inform the changing landscape of GLBT rights in the U.S.

New York's Big Day

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Donovan's Big Day

We were thrilled to see gay marriage pass in New York this weekend, just in time for the release of Lesléa Newman’s new book, Donovan's Big Day. Lesléa Newman is the author of the classic children's book Heather Has Two Mommies, which has helped a generation of childern see their families represented in the books they read. Her new book takes the work a step further by familiarizing the experience of watching one's parents get married.

A toast to Heather!

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Heather Has Two Mommies
Lesléa Newman

This month, Heather turned 21.

Jewish women and GLBT Pride: Who will you add?

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Jewish GLBT flag, displaying from a Warsaw building

Former president Bill Clinton designated the month of June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in 2000. Last year President Obama expanded the month to celebrate the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community. From the beginnings of the Gay Rights movement in at Stonewall, Jewish women have played an important part in the fight for equality.

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