Dana Rudolph

Dana Rudolph

At a Glance:

Dana Rudolph has been a Project Contributor since December 2008, has written 133 entries and currently lives in Boston, MA.


Dana is a freelance writer/marketer and founder of Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms, which offers a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents. Each year in June she hosts Blogging for LGBT Families Day, in which bloggers of all types are invited to post in support of LGBT families.

She writes regular columns on LGBT parenting for several LGBT newspapers, and also covers various LGBT news and events not necessarily related to parenting for Logo's 365gay.com news site and other channels. She and her partner Helen produce the weekly LGBT-parenting video blog "She Got Me Pregnant" in partnership with Logo site After Ellen.

Dana has over a decade of experience in the online industry, at both the startup and corporate levels. Most recently, she was vice president at Merrill Lynch, developing marketing and business strategies for several key online initiatives. She was also the first leader of the firm's global LGBT employee network.

Dana has a BA summa cum laude from Wellesley College in Astronomy and Medieval/Renaissance Studies, and an M.Phil from Oxford University in History.

Dana and Helen have been together more than fifteen years. Dana is currently staying at home with their five-year-old son, for whom she hopes to make the world a better place.

Dana Rudolph: Recently Filed

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New Website Gathers Research on Same-Sex Parenting

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 29, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

The "What We Know" project gathers all the best scholarly research about children with lesbian and gay parents into a single online portal.Read More

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Tylenol Puts Two Moms into Norman Rockwell Painting

Filed by Dana Rudolph | December 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several diverse families, including one with two moms.Read More

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Pop'n' Olly Kids Video Explains Different Families

Filed by Dana Rudolph | November 16, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

WATCH: In less than three minutes, this adorable kids' video from the "Pop'n'Olly" series explains different types of families.Read More

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NPR Misleads in Article on Pregnant Transgender Men

Filed by Dana Rudolph | November 11, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A recent NPR article on pregnant trans men tries to be sympathetic to the challenges they face, but risks confusing people about the difference between being transgender and being a butch lesbian.Read More

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New Kids' Album from Grammy Winners Celebrates All Families

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Families with same-sex parents are only one of the many types of families celebrated in the warm and funny new children's album "Dancin' in the Kitchen," by two-time Grammy Award-winning duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.Read More