A column and podcast about the families we choose.

A Story of Friendship That Started with a Letter from Prison

On this week's episode of Queerly Beloved, a trans woman helps a gay incarcerated man reconnect with his mother after years of estrangement.

Sarah Burke

The Sex Worker Who Helped Me Realize I'm Genderfluid

By offering a judgement-free space to experiment, Liara Roux helped their client, Annalise, come into her identity later in life.

Sarah Burke

After I Transitioned, My Sibling Did Too

As adults, my sibling and I have both found our own queer chosen families—but before that, we found each other.

Diana Tourjée

Meet Faluda Islam, the Muslim Drag Queen From the Future

On this week's episode of "Queerly Beloved," we hear the story of how, with the help from queer family, artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto developed his anti-Islamophobic drag persona.

Sarah Burke

After My Lover Died, I Found Support in Her Former Partners

On the first episode of the "Queerly Beloved" podcast, masculine-of-center queers find a tender connection over the loss of a mutual friend and love.

Sarah Burke

'Queerly Beloved' Is Broadly's New Podcast About LGBTQ Chosen Families

Hosted by Sarah Burke and Fran Tirado, "Queerly Beloved" tells the stories behind five incredible, unlikely, and extremely queer relationships.

Sarah Burke
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15 LGBTQ Teens Tell Us About The People Who Inspired Them to Come Out

I'm not crying, you're crying.

Sarah Burke

How a Cis, Hetero Couple Became My Queer Chosen Family

When I came out as trans, when I found out I was infertile, when my queer heart was broken—the Thompsons were always there for me.

Dan Rowell

How Two Queer Adults Created a Family by Adopting Each Other

Laura and Lucy Power decided to be the child and mother that the other had always wanted. They read vows at an adoption ceremony, got matching tattoos, and even changed their surnames.

Sarah Burke

Broadly Call-In: We Want to Hear Your Stories of Queer Chosen Family

Leave us love notes to your lesbian mom, trans sister, and queer role model and we may play them on our forthcoming podcast.

Sarah Burke

Queer, Poly, and Platonic: Two Partners Discuss Their Unconventional Love

"Over the years, our identities, understandings of relationships, and politics have changed radically with and because of each other. We now both have girlfriends, live in different countries, and are still deeply committed to one another."

Sarah Burke

Queer and Poly Couples Share How They're Redefining the Meaning of Marriage

“As queer people, we are creating our future. We have to be the blueprints for what we want.”

Anna Pulley