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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Second Parent Adoption: Just Another Thing To Check Off My To-Do List

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By Amber Leventry I have to-do lists scattered around the house.  I have an everyday to-do list, a weekly to-do list, and an overall, things that need to be done soon, to-do list.  Here are a few of the things on my overall list: thank you notes; snow tires; adoption paperwork. I need to adopt […]

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The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

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Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again. — This memoir originally appeared on The Big Roundtable, a digital publishing platform that aims to connect passionate […]

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Gay Dads: First Week With Their Baby Girl

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By James Muscolino Maybe it’s because I am still stuck in Indiana awaiting clearance to leave…but it feels like I am babysitting someone else’s child at times. I had to run to the lobby to print something out, and when Reagan and I walked in, everyone at the front desk went crazy over her! I […]

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Spotlight Series: Blair and Ron

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? BLAIR: We are not married but we are having a ceremony coming this weekend! We have four kids; a daughter 22, son 21, son 15, daughter 13. TNF: How did you meet your partner? BLAIR: We met each other on-line and have been together for […]

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James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’

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James Franco has become a blonde for his new role as an ex-gay for the upcoming movie Michael. Franco uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram sporting, “that Late 90s bleached look,” and another photo later saying “Let’s Part! Blondes have more fun!! But do you respect me?????” The blonde hair is for his newest role as Michael […]

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Spotlight Series: Debbie and Stacey

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TNF: Tell me about your family. DEBBIE: We are married. We have been together for 11 years and we have been married for 10 years. We have one child, Alex, who is 5 years old. TNF:  How did you meet your wife? DEBBIE: Our hair dresser introduced us. Stacey was dating his best friend and he […]

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Maryland Report Cites Challenges for LGBT Youth In School, Foster Care

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The Youth Equality Alliance (YEA) released a report Tuesday on the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth face in Maryland education, foster care and juvenile justice systems. In recent years, Maryland’s LGBTQ community has secured several new rights, including the right to marry and the right to be free from gender identity discrimination […]

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