Three Ways To Keep Your Holidays Gay

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By Henry Amador As the new year approaches we often find ourselves feeling a tad overwhelmed, frustrated and oh so weary. It’s as if we are looking at life, at ourselves and all the people we encounter with those horrible magnifying makeup mirrors. Every flaw, every nuance is exaggerated and every feeling seems designed to […]

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My Daughter Was Asked Why She Has Two Moms. Her Answer Was A Simple Shrug.

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By: Amber Leventry I am a fixer and a problem solver, sometimes to a fault. I want to provide logical explanations. I want to understand. And I want to have all of the answers, not to be right but to make sense of the world around me and ease the worries or confusion of the […]

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Spotlight Series: James and Brian

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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 […]

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New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

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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 […]

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A Holiday Book for Daddies and Papas Everywhere

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By: Henry Amador I just had the pleasure of reading The Christmas Truck to my three year old son, He sat enthralled and excited through each and every page. “That little boy has a Daddy and Papa just like me!’ he exclaimed and there is no greater joy for me than when my boy sees his family […]

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Foster Adoption: The Thing They Wanted Most Seems To Be The Most Heartbreaking

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By Diane Ponist With the holidays here our house is  intense with emotion. Most of the children have no idea about what the holidays mean or even who Santa is. Especially when we mention “Santa is watching you”, they give us a concerned look. So we are doing a lot of explaining, emphasizing family importance […]

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My Grown-Up Lettter to Santa

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By: Shannon Ralph Dear Santa: Merry Christmas! It’s been a while. I think the last time I wrote to you was when I was 11 years old. That was the year my dad died and the year before I pestered my mother so much about your existence that she finally yelled at me in a […]

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Spotlight Series: Heather and Angela (Orlando, FL)

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  HEATHER: My partner and I have been together for 6 and a half years and are registered domestic partners here in Orlando.  We are not legally married, but we will be as soon as it is […]

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Foster Adoption Series: Holidays With 5 Brand New Family Members Is Bittersweet

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By Diane Ponist Thanksgiving this year in our household was a huge deal. We have 5 brand new members of our family sitting at the table to take part with us for their first time. This is why I wanted a big family, for each of them to appreciate what has happened in their life […]

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Thankful for the Chaos of Parenthood

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By: Shannon Ralph As I am writing this, chaos is reigning supreme in my house. My eight-year-old twins are playing some full-body-contact version of ring-around-the-rosie where every round ends in shrieking and a veritable mountain of skinny arms and legs piled up on the living room rug. My eleven-year-old son is reclined on the couch […]

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