Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to You Tube. People can create their own channels and provide systematic videos in the form of a video blog. Over time, certain video-sharers become pseudo-celebrities on their special topic. Here are four video blogs that are stellar resources on LGBT parenting issues. These video blogs are inspiring because they show the diversity of the modern family. These people are real and identifiable.

OliviaHas2Moms features Ebony and Denise and their beautiful daughter, Olivia. Ebony and Denis have been married for three years. They started their YouTube channel in 2011 and since then it has grown to 64,637 subscribers and has had 3,462,468 views.

 

Gay Family Values began in 2006 and currently has 35,705 subscribers and has had 6,959,204 views. This YouTube channel is separated into a few categories. “Ask A Gay Family” began as a response to California’s Prop 8. In these videos the entire family responds to personal questions, sent in by viewers, about their family, their personal views, or what it means to be a part of a gay family. “Gay Adoption Story” is another section of the YouTube channel where Bryan and Jay discuss the adoption process of their own children to help parents-to-be.

 

JiMONiC19 is an interesting YouTube channel because it features Jing and Monica, a lesbian couple, who have vlogged (video blogged) the entire process of making their family which came to be in 2014 when their daughter Estelle was born, including explaining the home insemination process. This can be very helpful for gay and lesbian couples who are looking to do the same thing. With 7,913 subscribers and 964,919 views, Jing and Monica and their daughter Estelle will most likely rise even farther into YouTube stardom in the coming years.

 

Michael and Luigi is a YouTube channel that documents the life of Michael and Luigi, gay fathers to Logan, their son. They currently have 2,993 subscribers and 132,249 views. For the most part, this YouTube channel has videos that show the lives of the family from their vacation to Disneyland to what the family did on Father’s Day.

https://youtu.be/ivPzoRl139o

Hat tip to Huffington Post here.

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Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes…

Michelle May O’Neil has 27 years’ experience representing small business owners, professionals, and individuals in litigation related to family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Described by one lawyer as “a lethal combination of sweet-and-salty”, Ms. O’Neil exudes genuine compassion for her client’s difficulties, yet she can be relentless when in pursuit of a client’s goals. One judge said of Ms. O’Neil, “She cannot be out-gunned, out-briefed, or out-lawyered!”

Family Law Specialist

Ms. O’Neil became a board-certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997 and has maintained her certification since that time. While representing clients in litigation before the trial court is an important part of her practice, Ms. O’Neil also handles appellate matters in the trial court, courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Lawyers frequently consult with Ms. O’Neil on their litigation cases about specialized legal issues requiring particularized attention both at the trial court and appellate levels. This gives her a unique perspective and depth of perception that benefits both her litigation and appellate clients.

Top Lawyers in Texas and America

Ms. O’Neil has been named to the list of Texas SuperLawyers for many years, 2011-2018, a peer-voted honor given to only about 5% of the lawyers in the state of Texas. In 2014-2018, Ms. O’Neil received the special honor of being named by Texas SuperLawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, and Top 100 Lawyers in DFW. She was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and received an “A-V” peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories for the highest quality legal ability and ethical standards.

Author and Speaker

A noted author, Ms. O’Neil released her second book Basics of Texas Divorce Law in November 2010, with a second edition released in 2013, and a third edition expected in 2015.  Her first book, All About Texas Law and Kids, was published in September 2009 by Texas Lawyer Press. In 2012, Ms. O’Neil co-authored the booklets What You Need To Know About Common Law Marriage In Texas and Social Study Evaluations.  The State Bar of Texas and other providers of continuing education for attorneys frequently enlist Ms. O’Neil to provide instruction to attorneys on topics of her expertise in the family law arena.