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Speaker for the Dead: A Genealogy Blog

LGBTQ Genealogy – Part 17

By |June 15th, 2020|

From Domestic Partnership to Marriage

In August 1979, gay rights activist Tom Brougham proposed a new category of relationship called “domestic partnership” to address the inequality of job benefits only extending to heterosexually married couples.  Tom and a group of dedicated LGBTQ activists, which included my husband Leland Traiman, brought the […]

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By |February 15th, 2020|

Writing about Transgender People

Recently, a reader of this LBGTQ Genealogy blog series asked me how to properly document trans family members.  That is an excellent question, worthy of its own genealogy education blog post.

In genealogy, there is precedent to document women with their maiden names, not their married names. This […]

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