Join Other LGBT Families for a Family Hike!

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Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a 3-mile hike in Griffith Park. The Mt. Hollywood trail is family-friendly and ends with a spectacular view of the city and Griffith Observatory. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the top! Park in the Griffith Observatory lot and look for the trailhead at the […]

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Habitat for Humanity to Hold Rainbow Build Event in June

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Charity seeks partnerships with local corporations and LGBTQ groups  This June, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will hold its second Rainbow Build event, in partnership with Capital Pride and the DC Center. The goal of Rainbow Build is to raise awareness for the cause of affordable housing, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ and other […]

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Must-See YouTube Channels For Gay & Lesbian Parents

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By Alexandra Temblador Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to this site by more than 1 billion users–YouTube. YouTube was a new innovation when it hit the web in 2005, and it has grown exponentially every year. As a video sharing site, YouTube allows individuals from all over the world to create a channel […]

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A Call for LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education

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By Alexandra Temblador Only 22 states plus the District of Colombia requires sex education in schools. Twelve of those states require sex education teachers to discuss sexual orientation. Three of those 12 states require teachers to impart only negative information on sexual orientation to students. Yes, three states in the United States make LGBTQ youth […]

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Foster Adoption: On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again!

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By Henry Amador Our last visit had our MAPP classes completed and if you remember in part three we were then jumping through hoops and hoping to check things off that great big list that the state requires for all families hoping to become licensed and to be placed with a child. I wrote that […]

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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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