Teens with LGBT Parents: A Letter To My Father

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By Bianca Y. Dalangin   “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius   So here I was, sitting on my navy blue leather sofa, thinking aimlessly about what topic to write for my next article, which had been due a month ago. I had nothing […]

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Congratulations, You’re Having a Lesbian

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  Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Australia are taking marriage equality issues into their own hands with their brand new ad campaign. The YouTube video shows a pregnant woman and her mate in the doctor’s office having an ultra sound. “Well, everything seems to be coming along fine,” the technician says. “Now, would you […]

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Interview: Wanda Sykes On Kids, Family And Hitting The Road

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A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. “Was she funny?” “Did she make you laugh?” “Was she as hilarious as she seems?” All of these questions were posed to me by readers after said interview. The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy […]

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What Has Changed For This Dad Since Having A Baby?

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By James Muscolino Everyone asks me what has changed in the months since becoming a father.  Such a hard question to answer given the fact that the short answer is “everything”.  Certainly, I am a bit more tired.  I’ve become grayer, although I had already had a head start with that one for the last […]

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Adoption Journey: Love Hope

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By Jillian Lauren On the final afternoon of our adoption trip to Ethiopia, we participated in a goodbye ceremony, after which we would be bringing Tariku home for good. Never again would we have to leave him. By that time, I was beyond exhausted. My spirit of adventure was wearing thin and I was so […]

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Spotlight Series: Cari and Denise

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? CARI: Denise and I are married, we got married during the controversial court ruling in Utah in December 2013.  We are patiently waiting the case to get through the supreme court so our marriage can be recognized and legal in the state. We […]

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Adoption: A Special Anniversary…

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By James Muscolino With adoption comes many anniversaries of sorts.  Various days on the calendar that are circled and remembered.  Needless-to-say, there is the day of your child’s birthday, the day you leave the hospital with your little one after the legal paperwork is signed, the day in court where you officially become parents (otherwise […]

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Preparing for Preschool

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By Brandy Black The days move so fast I feel like I can’t see straight.  Suddenly I am the mother of a 6-year-old in 1st grade and 2-year-old twins that are starting preschool. I’ve been waiting for this day since they were born, wanting them to be on their feet, independent and sturdy.  That last […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s July 28 ruling in McQuigg v. Bostic, which held that Virginia’s denial of the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit had declined to stay, or freeze, its decision, but Wednesday’s procedural action by the Supreme Court means that same-sex […]

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