First LGBT Family Playground to Be Built in Florida

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By Alex Temblador The Pride Center at Equality Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will make history in the next few weeks. How? They’re about to build the first playground on an LGBT campus! With LGBT parents raising two million children nationwide (and with one-fifth of same-sex couples in Fort Lauderdale who have children), there is a […]

Science Proves Homophobia is Linked to Psychoticism


By Alex Temblador A recent study in Italy, perhaps the first of its kind, found that homophobia is linked to psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms. According to the study, psychoticism pertains to “delusion, isolation, and interpersonal alienation, but also hostility and anger” and is considered a predictor of certain psychotic states like schizophrenia and personality […]

Spanish Lesbian Couple Sues for Denial of Financially-Assisted IVF


By Alex Temblador A Spanish lesbian couple, whose names have not been released, went to Fundación Jiménez Diaz, a hospital, to receive IVF treatments under a financial assistance program that Spain’s Ministry of Health had enacted in 2013. The couple was denied financial assistance on the basis that they didn’t have a male partner, a […]

Lesbian Couple Sues Wisconsin For Accurate Birth Certificate


By The Seattle Lesbian  Friday, Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment in its federal lawsuit seeking an accurate birth certificate for the son of Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple, and other similarly situated same-sex couples in Wisconsin. “Every day that Chelsea, Jessamy, and their son are forced to wait for […]

Canada’s Newest Coins Could Feature Gay Families

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By Alex Temblador Right now, Canada is holding a contest to pick a new design for coins in honor of the country’s 150th birthday. The coins would be issued in 2017. What makes this contest so interesting is that it is open to the public and one such individual has submitted a coin design that […]

China Approves First Gay Film For Cinematic Release

China releases first Chinese Film

By The Seattle Lesbian  China has approved its first film with gay principal characters for cinematic release. Seek McCartney focuses on a secret relationship between a Chinese man and a French man. “This is a small step for the film department, and a big step for the members of the film industry,” director Wang Chao announced. Though homosexuality […]

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, […]

Ellen Learns about Caitlyn Jenner’s Attitude on Same-Sex Marriage

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By Alex Temblador Caitlyn Jenner recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first talk show appearance and things got interesting as they always happen to do on Ellen. There was some talk about dating, about Caitlyn’s transition, and even some tough questions concerning marriage equality that kind of had Ellen wondering if Caitlyn Jenner is […]

Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court To Order Equal Adoption Rights

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By The Seattle Lesbian A motion seeking a preliminary injunction was filed Friday by two married couples with children in Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services, the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples. Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay […]