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Deb Rox is a blogger, business developer, justice warrior, pop culture fiend, and publisher of ShePosts and Queerosphere. She is also a lesbian mother to two teenage boys. Deb blogs at Deb on the Rocks and writes for Babble Voices, where she covers a range of pop culture, current events, and various controversial stories, particularly those affecting the LGBT community.

Pick a Guru: Martha v. Oprah v. The Beekman Boys

Pick a Guru: Martha v. Oprah v. The Beekman Boys

The world conspired to make me read The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers,  by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. I won a signed copy of the book at a conference, and I was delighted because I love The Beekman Boys’ blog and had rooted for them in The Amazing Race. I was delighted in concept, I MORE »

The Secret Word in the DOMA Supreme Court Ruling

The Secret Word in the DOMA Supreme Court Ruling

There is a special word that has been buoying me since hearing it read when the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Like so many others, I burst into tears as soon as the word “unconstitutional” was published on the SCOTUS Blog on Decision Day. At it’s most simple MORE »

3 Life Lessons from Neil Patrick Harris’ Tony Awards Opening

3 Life Lessons from Neil Patrick Harris’ Tony Awards Opening

I was in sort of a funk when I clicked on a link this morning, and NPH’s opening number for the 2013 Tony Awards changed everything. So fabulous! Can you believe the choreography, the energy and the sheer skill and athleticism Neil Patrick Harris possesses? Is anyone more talented or charming? I defy you to MORE »

School’s Out for Bullies, and Parents Have Some Homework to Do

School’s Out for Bullies, and Parents Have Some Homework to Do

June is an exciting time for most school children. The pressure of the school year dissipates in that one glorious moment of caps in the air, or maybe simply the flutter of notebook paper and handouts set free in summer breezes from the back of the bus or from backpack parades. Freedom is wild and MORE »

Does <i>The Fosters</i> Pass the Real Lesbian Mom Test?

Does The Fosters Pass the Real Lesbian Mom Test?

I watched the pilot episode for The Fosters and really loved it. I think it's compelling television that is exploring interesting characters, and I'm in. But is it believable? Are lesbian moms really like Lena and Stef?

Mom Bloggers Raise Thousands for Local Causes

Mom Bloggers Raise Thousands for Local Causes

A few weeks ago when that article that trivialized mom bloggers came out I rolled my eyes, but I was too busy with, you know, mom blogger projects to think much of it. May is crunch time for the Listen to Your Mother Show (LTYM) which this year coordinated 24 local shows giving Mother’s Day MORE »

Is It Illegal to be a Gay Teen in Florida?

Is It Illegal to be a Gay Teen in Florida?

We can talk about supporting marriage equality and gay acceptance all we want, but LGBT teens still struggle with all sorts of bullying, homelessness and other issues related to oppression. Even legal issues. A Florida crisis case right now illustrates the precariousness of being an LGBT teen in a frightening way. A high school student MORE »

Jumping In to Give OUT Day

Jumping In to Give OUT Day

When you are concerned about deeply entrenched social problems, it can feel overwhelming. One person, what can one person (who is not resourced like Bill Gates or Bono) really do? I remember when I worked for a domestic violence shelter I went to a party where I realized my friends were advocates and social workers MORE »

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