Lesbian Couple Loses Suit against Clinic For Receiving Black Man’s Sperm & Having a Mixed Child

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By Alex Temblador For same-sex couples, it takes time and effort to create a family. There’s the question of whether to go with adoption, IVF, or surrogacy. Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon of Ohio, a white lesbian couple, decided to go with IVF. After Cramblett and Zinkon chose a sperm that reflected a white, blonde-hair, […]

Next Families are the New Normal

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By Alex Temblador Despite the gains being made in the past year with the marriage equality decision that has allowed for more same-sex couples to adopt and become foster parents, there is still a struggle that exists for many same-sex couples with kids: being considered “normal.” The Next Family was created in mind to redefine […]

Spotlight Series: Christine and Nichole


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF:  Tell me about your family.  CHRISTINE: Nichole and I have been together 7 1/2 years.  We have 3 kids- a 10-year-old named Briana and 2 1/2-year-old twins named Grayson and Camden. Briana was 3 when Nichole and I started dating, which was […]

Zak’s Safari: A Children’s Book About Donor-Conceived Kids and Two-Mom Families

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By: Amber Leventry My partner, Amy, and I have three beautiful kids thanks to the generous donation—let’s call a spade a spade—expensive contribution of a sperm donor. And now that our oldest child is almost four years old, we have started to talk to her about that donor and her conception. Why, you might ask? […]

Spotlight Series: Maura and Katherine

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  MAURA: My name is Maura, my wife is Katherine. We have been together for 15 years, married for almost 11. We were married in 2004 in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, […]

Lesbian Couple Denied Accommodations in Hawaii

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Lambda Legal and the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Monday urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate […]

The Pierce-Ralph Family-Do we change our names now that we can get married?


By: Shannon Ralph I was asked an intriguing question this week. Completely out of the blue and totally unexpected, Ruanita (a-little-too-casually) asked me the following: “So…do you think we should hyphenate our last names after we get married?” Whaaa?? To be perfectly honest, this had never occurred to me. Amazingly—despite the tornadic whirlwind of wedding […]