Spotlight Series: Bethany and Jenn

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TNF: How did you start your family?  BETHANY: We chose an anonymous sperm donor from a sperm bank called NY Cryos and we did 3 at-home inseminations which were unsuccessful. We then went to a local fertility specialist and did two IUI’s before my wife became pregnant with our first child, our son Jaxson. We are […]


UK Has Most Legal Equality in Europe, New Study Reports


ILGA-Europe, an international human rights organization, found that the U.K. has the most legal equality for the LGBT community. Forty-nine countries were measured and ranked by how much legal protection is provided for the LGBT people. The countries were measured in 48 different criteria from marriage equality to employment discrimination protection to hate crime laws. “We witnessed several […]


10 Reasons Why We Love Trans Girl, Avery Jackson, and Family

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By Alex Temblador Avery Jackson is a seven-year-old transgender girl and she is blowing the internet away with her amazing story of transition. The Next Family is so impressed with Avery Jackson’s spunk and courage and all that her parents have done in support of Avery’s transition that we just have to share with you […]


Just Call It What It Is: The Sex Talk

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By Alex Temblador The Sex Talk: the three scariest words in a parent’s vocabulary. Not many parents are excited to have the sex talk with their children and for good reasons. It’s difficult to imagine your child exploring their sexuality but despite the wishes of parents, children and teens are exploring their bodies and their […]


Over 90,000 Attend Rainbow May Day Parade in Russia


Over 90,000 people attended the Rainbow May Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia for the fifth year in a row on May 1. The parade was in celebration of the International Workers’ Day and had people from trade unions, political and social movements as well as a LGBT column consisting of 600 people. The column had slogans […]


New York Chosen As National LGBT Museum Site


The Board of Directors of the National LGBT Museum has voted to base the museum in New York City. Longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings has been elected as co-chair. Founded in 2008 by Board Co-Chair Tim Gold, the National LGBT Museum engaged in an extensive visioning process (details of which can be found at, examined […]


Spotlight Series: Stef and Tina


TNF: Where do you live? STEF: We live in a small paniolo (cowboy) town called Makawao, this is on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. TNF: Did you always want to have kids? STEF: Yes from the time we were younger we both felt the desire to have kids. We both wanted lots of kids because we […]


Spotlight Series: Nette & Jasmine

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TNF: How did you start your family? NETTE: We started our family within our family first. My sister decided to go to a University close to where we live. To help her stay close with her daughter our great niece moved in with us. Prior to that we finished taking our classes to foster/adopt kids. So with […]


Expressing Motherhood


Expressing Motherhood will be in downtown LA for the first time on April 22nd. One night only. Do not delay in buying your ticket. The gorgeous Downtown Independent will be our theatre for the evening. Two guest speakers are gay children (gay son, lesbian daughter). The CAST: Jeff Levall Charlene Ross Tanya McClure Wendy Hammers Jennifer Seifert […]