Spotlight Series: Two Moms Miriam and Amber

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The Next Family: How did you start your family? Miriam:  When I was young I always told myself that I didn’t want to have kids, but in 2010, all of a sudden I got that feeling that I wanted to be a mom no matter what.  Axel was born on February 6, 2011. The Next Family: […]

10 Things a Girl Needs to See Her Mom Doing

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By: Shannon Ralph I am the mother of a 9-year-old daughter. In some ways, I feel like raising my daughter is more difficult than raising my two sons. Yes, my sons fart. And try to kill each other on a daily basis. And their socks emit a smell that am pretty sure could be bottled […]

Canada’s Newest Coins Could Feature Gay Families

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By Alex Temblador Right now, Canada is holding a contest to pick a new design for coins in honor of the country’s 150th birthday. The coins would be issued in 2017. What makes this contest so interesting is that it is open to the public and one such individual has submitted a coin design that […]

Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court To Order Equal Adoption Rights

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By The Seattle Lesbian A motion seeking a preliminary injunction was filed Friday by two married couples with children in Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services, the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples. Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay […]

A Gay Dad Looks At Himself And Wonders If This Is What Depression Looks Like.


By Henry Amador So in February of this year I took a nasty spill on the tiny remaining bits of ice that lingered on our front steps. That day is still so vivid in my mind, the fall, the pain that shot through my arm and the look on my little boy’s face as he […]

Surrogacy Around the World

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By Alex Temblador   Imagine that you and your spouse want to have a baby, however, you are unable to conceive due to a number of reasons. Your friend knows how much you would love a baby and offers to help you and your spouse out: she will carry your child for you. It’s an […]

NCLR Launches Campaign To Reform State Parenting Laws

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By The Seattle Lesbian  Tuesday the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) launched its #Equality4Families campaign to raise awareness about the need to reform state laws so that they fully protect LGBT parents’ rights to care for their children. The campaign launch comes on the heels of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court freedom to marry victory, […]

Spotlight Campaign: Celebrity Dad Denis O’Hare and His Husband Hugo Redwood

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TNF: Your video for #HowWeFamily was beautiful, it made me teary to see you sharing so honestly and openly about your family. I know you and your husband met 15 years ago, what was it about him that made you know he was the one for you?  Denis: When we first met, neither of us […]

The Invisible Girl

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By Shannon Ralph My nine-year-old daughter likes boys. Not in a boy-band-posters-covering-her-bedroom-wall sort of way. Not in a gushing-and-squealing-loudly-because-OMG-NIALL-IS-SO-CUTE! sort of way. Not in any pre-pubescent romantic sense whatsoever. She simply likes to hang out with boys. It only makes sense. Sophie has a twin brother who is her very best friend in the world. […]

Family Week 2015 – Family Equality Council & COLAGE


Family Equality Council and COLAGE will partner once again to create an amazing week full of fun in the sun with the LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and friends who join us in Provincetown from across the globe!Family Week is Family Equality Council’s largest annual event. Going into a celebration of its 20th year, […]