Meet Jill, Meg, Caleb and Tillie, Your Average LGBT Family…That Lives in a College Dorm

Jill Schneiderman is a professor of earth science at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Meg Stewart is an academic computing consultant at Vassar, as well.
For four years now, Jill and Meg, along with their two children,
Caleb and Tillie, and their dog, Molly, have lived in a faculty
apartment in Vassar’s Josselyn House dorm.

Jill is a former board member of Family Equality
; her family has attended almost every Family Week in
Provincetown, MA.

Meg recently wrote to us with some exciting news–their family is
being featured in Vassar publications for prospective students this
year! (see photo above)

Vassar is known for its LGBT-friendliness, but few colleges can say
that they present their LGBT faculty families to the
world-at-large. We congratulate Vassar for increasing the
visibility of our families, and we celebrate Jill, Meg, Caleb and
Tillie, who build support for LGBT families just by being
one…while being surrounded by +230 college students at all hours
of the day!

To learn more about Jill, Meg, Caleb and Tillie, sedimentology,
Harry Potter and living next to the dorm kitchen,
read Jill’s interview with the admissions folks at Vassar

(Got similar stories about your family being visible you’d like to
share? You can always email so we can build community
among LGBT families by sharing the real stories of our lives!)