[Ads-l] Baba

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 3 15:10:30 UTC 2018

A word that is new to me:

"The Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is a cradle of social 
progress — a place where L.G.B.T.Q. is often followed by I.A. (for 
intersex and asexual), there’s a Stonewall Center (now 33 years old), 
and gender-nonconforming parents have a nickname of choice (it’s “Baba”).

On a Maple-lined street here in Northampton, in a white gablefront 
house, lives one such Baba, a.k.a. Andrea Lawlor, a gender queer 
novelist and visiting lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College; Lawlor, who uses 
the pronoun they, shares the first floor rooms with their girlfriend, 
their 5-year-old child, and their child’s sprawling Lego constructions. "


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