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That's a Family!

That's a Family! Press Kit

That's a Family! is an entertaining documentary that breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today. Part of The Respect for All Project.

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Family Pride

Right wing moralists seem to believe they’re operating in a cartoon universe where rendering people invisible can be done with a magic wand. At the very least, that seems to be their strategy when it comes to removing gays and lesbians from actual kid cartoons.

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TALK TO KIDS ABOUT… Same-Sex Marriage

By Dana Williams, April 2004

As the debate over same-sex marriage engulfs the nation, parents should be prepared for children’s questions.’s parenting columnist shares age-appropriate suggestions for talking to kids about the issue. Read more…


Nontraditional-Family Video’s Makers Set for White House Screening

By Carol Ness, December 15, 2000

Two San Francisco families are heading to the White House for a special screening of That’s a Family, a video about children’s experiences growing up in different kinds of households.
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New Film on Families Shows how ‘Different’ is Normal

By Carol Ness, June 4, 2000

“Some kids think divorce is their fault. But it’s not. Your parents just don’t want to be with each other anymore, but it’s not your fault.” Wise words.
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Learning Innovators: A Film on Family Diversity

Sometimes, the words children speak to each other have the most impact. That’s the premise behind Debra Chasnoff’s new film “That’s a Family!” which is narrated by and stars children being raised in nontraditional families including single-parent, multiracial, divorced, guardian, adoptive, gay, and lesbian. Read more..