Spotlight Series: Natalie and Crystal

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  NATALIE: We are a HUGE family of 14.  We have been together almost 8 years, and were finally legally married on May 22, 2014 in Des Moines, IA.  Our twelve children are David John (D.J.) […]

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Judge Rules Conversion Therapy Group Can’t Claim Homosexuality a Disorder

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A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Wednesday. The ruling marks the first time […]

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Kelly Clarkson Features Gay Couple in ‘Heartbeat Song’ Music Video

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The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, has released another hit from her new album Piece by Piece. The new video for “Heartbeat Song”shows different couples, varying from mixed-race couples to a gay couple, starting out new relationships and eventually falling in love. Chad Laboy and Zac Woodward, who appear as the gay couple in the video, […]

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State Department Announces Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT People

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The State Department announced Thursday it will appoint a special envoy focused on promoting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide. It is expected that Secretary John Kerry will appoint the new special envoy before the end of February 2015. Senate confirmation is not necessary for the new position. “We’re not […]

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What is Cisgender?

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Note from the Editor: With the recent launch of our You Tube page we are kicking off  a few video sections that explore today’s family, this one is a generational conversation that will be sparked by the topics of the week.  A single gay guy and lesbian moms (my wife and I) talk about Cisgender […]

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Spotlight Series: Courtney and Korinne

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?  COURTNEY: My name is Courtney and my wife, Korinne, and I have been together a little over 5 years. We currently reside in Washington State but my wife serves […]

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Obama: ‘I’m Hopeful the Supreme Court Comes to the Right Decision’ on Marriage Equality

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Following his up-tempo State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama is putting his money where his mouth is regarding LGBT rights in America. In a meeting Thursday at The White House, Obama said: “I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue. I think people know that treating folks unfairly, […]

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One Million Kids for Equality Launches Before SCOTUS Ruling

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  One Million Kids For Equality, in coalition with The Personal Stories Project and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center, have officially launched a historic and very ambitious campaign to engage One Million Kids ahead of this summer’s historic ruling on marriage equality. The campaign started Thursday with the launch of a temporary website, a […]

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Kevin Hart, Billy Crystal, And Hollywood’s Homophobia Problem

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So often, conversations about homophobia in Hollywood focus on the visibility of LGBT characters and the challenges for LGBT actors. But neither of those angles focuses on the source of such attitudes, but comedians Billy Crystal and Kevin Hart shine some new light on why Hollywood is slow to “get better.” Crystal is well known for […]

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LGBTQ Initiative – LA LGBT Center

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LGBTQ Initiative Join Teach for America for this National LGBTQ Education Conversation Series. Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in the Classroom 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 22 The State of Education in LGBTQ America 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 22 Free program. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

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