Video: Conversations About Gay Parents, Roles in Family and Gay Marriage

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A Gay Dad Coffee Chat With Rob Watson The Next Family is kicking off A Gay Dad Coffee Chat with Rob Watson this week.  He begins his series with an interview with Editor-in-Chief of The Next Family to discuss how family has changed, roles in family, gay parents and what the future of family will look […]


Spotlight Series: James and Brian


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family. JAMES: My partner and I were married in Washington DC and have been together for 6 years. We have one child, a daughter, who is one year old. We would like at least 1 more […]


Foster Adoption: A Child Survives Against All Odds

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By Diane Ponist Have you ever watched the news or a movie where something terrible happens to a child?  You shake your head and it even brings tears to your eyes seeing and hearing the horrible things that have happened to this child.  You think to yourself I couldn’t imagine what I would do,  I would hurt someone if […]


Trans-Focused Reality Show Finds A Home On ABC Family

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By Jessica Goldstein ABC Family is home to a bunch of bonkers, tweens-only programming, and it’s easy to perceive the network as a little flashy and substance-less. The channel is packed with telegenic twenty-somethings pretending to be teenagers with highly implausible lives. But within the past five years, this Disney subsidiary has sneakily become home […]


NOON Year’s Eve With Kids

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By Brandy Black Once I became a parent, New Year’s Eve was never quite the same.  I have certainly tried to find special ways to show our children what ringing in the new year is all about. I’ve planned special dinners so the kids could feel grown-up. I’ve assembled slide shows of prior years’ special moments. We’ve toasted […]


Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays Billboard Touts: ‘No One Is Born Gay’

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Truth Wins Out condemned a scientifically inaccurate billboard placed on a section of Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia by the “ex-gay” political organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). The billboard proves that PFOX is a purveyor of junk science and its affiliated therapists are unqualified practice legitimate therapy. The offensive billboard reads: “Identical Twins: […]


New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy


The New York City Council passed legislation Monday that will end the city’s discriminatory birth certificate policy. The bill – Int. 491 (2014) – introduced by Councilmember Corey Johnson, eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The new policy will require that a licensed health care provider state […]


Exclusive Interview: Faith Soloway of Amazon TV’s Transparent

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By Brandy Black From left to right- Jill Soloway, Hari (Jill and Faith’s Dad), and Faith Soloway I caught up with Faith Soloway, one of the writers of Amazon’s Transparent, a beautifully written, directed, and acted show on Amazon TV.  It follows a quirky Los Angeles family as they learn that their father, played by […]


California Public Schools to Teach LGBT History in 2015


Governor Jerry Brown is making sure that the kids in his state will be taught an honest history. Brown signed a bill last week that will require the public schools in California to teach children about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. It will also require the teaching on the role of […]