Out actor and funny lady Sandra Bernhard and her longtime partner, Sara Switzer, will celebrate their 16th Mother’s Day this year, as they have co-parented Bernhard’s daughter, Cicely Yasin Bernhard, together for more than a decade. Meshell Ndegeocello is a genre-crossing singer, songwriter, and bassist; her music incorporates jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and rock.
The bisexual musician is also mother to two sons: Solomon, born in 1989, to whom she dedicated her song of the same name, and Atticus, born in 2009.
Everyone could benefit from more visibility, especially with researchers still having to run studies these days to prove to the disbelieving that children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as those raised by straight people.
(A study released in April by the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law compared 95 same-sex couples and 95 straight couples and found basically no differences.) And the last state ban on adoption by same-sex parents (in Mississippi) fell only a few days ago, just in time for Mother’s Day!
The couple held a large reception in Houston two months later.
Together for more than 23 years, they have raised four children, all now adults; two daughters who were adopted out of foster care, a third girl who came to live with them as a teenager, and a boy they informally took in who had been kicked out of his home for being gay.
While Boylan often provides the patient voice of reason and critical thinking on the show, she’s also a mother to sons Zach and Sean, who early on in Boylan’s transition affectionately renamed the woman they’d once known as “Dad” as “Maddy.” Happy Mother’s Day to Boylan and her wife, Dierdre!Cat Cora has four sons with her ex-wife, Jennifer (pictured above before the couple split in 2015 after more than 17 years together).Let’s wish a Happy Mother’s Day to everyone on this list on the following pages and to all of you out there!Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker married Kathy Hubbard in January 2014, before the state of Texas was required by law to embrace marriage equality.
"Although this is not what we ever imagined, we will always have four incredible reasons to celebrate our years together: our sons," Cora told when announcing her divorce."We are forever parents to our boys and are jointly committed to raising them in a peaceful, nurturing and healthy environment." Happy Mother’s Day to the newly single mom and first female Iron Chef.