The Real True Story About a Family Who Saved a Rejected, Suicidal Gay Teen and Its Backlash

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Early April 2013 a story on social media  started immediately “going viral”. 72,000 people shared a story called, “PARENTS PUT 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER UP FOR ADOPTION AFTER LEARNING SHE IS GAY”. Almost as suddenly as the story had taken off, it halted. Blushing page administrators started removing it quickly as details, such as the […]

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Spotlight Series: Henry and Joel

Spotlight Campaign The Next Family

TNF: Tell me about your family. Henry: Our Son is nearly 2 ½ , he is the light of my life and just the sweetest, goofiest little person I know. Our Family consists of our boy Ben, my Husband Joel and I. Joel and I met in 2005 and were legally wed in Boston, October […]

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COLAGE- For People with LGBTQ Parents

COLAGE

By Brandy Black TNF: What is Colage? Robin: COLAGE is a national organization that unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. TNF: What is your role […]

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Harper’s Birthmother Shares Her Story

This guest post is by Mercy Verner, a birthmother. I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.  It started a little over a year ago.  I found out I was pregnant.  I stared at the test, as if it would change.  I realized that it was not going to change, and I immediately […]

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A Brave Mom Faces Radiation

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By Tanya Dodd-Hise Chemotherapy finally ended in mid-October, and soon plans were being discussed about starting radiation.  I had another surgery that I was waiting to have approved, one that would, for all intents and purposes, be my version of reconstruction.  The surgeon needed to go back in and remove more skin and fat, as […]

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