5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 11

1. Meet the mom of the year, who updated the tattoo of her son after he came out as trans and started identifying as a boy. 2. So much for Sen. Marco Rubio being the moderate alternative to Sen. Ted Cruz and...
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Readers share stories of their outstanding moms

Quiet support from an exceptional mom (plus the real reason Obama was elected)

By Maggie López

Growing up, I didn’t think my mother was special, just different. Mom was older than my friends’ mothers; she had me at 40. She didn’t speak English, having arrived in the U.S. as an exile fresh from Castro’s Cuba in her forties, too busy with young children and a struggling husband to learn the language.