Adoption: Again, Always–Ethiopia

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By Jillian Lauren     The minute we walked off the plane in Addis Ababa this morning, the distinctive smell hit me- some mysterious mixture of frankincense, burning trash, eucalyptus, coffee, and bodies. It’s profoundly human and otherworldly at the same time and lets you know unmistakably that you are in Ethiopia- this glorious and […]

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Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa

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    Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States     Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?  LORI: Melissa and I have been together since 2002. We are not currently married. We both agree that marriage isn’t something […]

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Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples In Missouri Could Generate $36 Million

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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by The Williams Institute’s Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow, Justin M. O’Neill; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory. “This study confirms that all Missourians benefit […]

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Quinny Stroller  Giveaway NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws. HOW TO ENTER: Enter on-line on www.thenextfamily/Facebook or The Next Family Twitter or The Next Family Instagram by #walkyourway #TNFquinnystrut during […]

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“Moms Night Out, Kill Me Now”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said – in reference to our table – “Mom’s Night Out” followed by a “kill me now” expression. I love your edgy mullet haircut thing and […]

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Uprising of Love Benefit Hosted by Jane Lynch, Featuring Sting, Patti LuPone

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Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at the Gershwin Theatre in New York on Monday, September 15.  The headliners for the show are Sting and Tony and Grammy Award winner, Patti LuPone. Many other notable names and celebrities will be attending the event at the famed […]

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Study Concludes LGB People Have Bad Experiences with Health Care

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According to one of the biggest surveys of homosexuals in England, researchers found lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding health problems and are twice as likely to have bad experiences with their general practitioners than their straight counterparts. Researchers at Cambridge University found that 12 percent of lesbian women and nearly 19 […]

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Every Milestone Reached by Year 1…Check!

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By James Muscolino One whole year on August 7th. Can it possibly be that one year has passed since our tiny, quiet bundle miraculously entered into our lives and is now that same one running around our house, scratching up the walls with her push toys, pointing(a.k.a. wanting) at everything in site, and tossing her bath […]

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