When Brandy and Susan went on the hunt for preschools for their daughter, they had to consider the fact that they were a two-mom family. In Los Angeles, it is easier than most cities because there are quite a few LGBTQ families but they still had to carefully consider where they were putting their kids and have […]
Preparing your relationship for kids is not easy and getting through the first 2 years after having children is even more challenging. Brandy and Susan from The Next Family know this all too well, which is why they created a video for new parents or couples considering having a baby together. In this video, both […]
By Brandy Black Coming out doesn’t just happen once, it is sometimes a daily occurrence for gay parents in particular. In this video we talk about our vow to be honest about who we are to everyone. It all began with our honeymoon.
The Next Family: How did you start your family? Bridget: Karrie had 3 boys from her previous marriage and I had 2 boys from my previous marriage. The Next Family: How did you two meet? Bridget: We both were employed at the same place and had a few mutual friends at work. The Next Family: […]
By Brandy Black Being a grownup is hard, right? Maybe you’ve seen that meme that went viral…a golden retriever is walking with his own leash in his mouth, the words “what being an adult feels like.” I so get that. There are days when the pressures of work and stresses of time build and build […]
By Brandy Black Stars were aligned when I met my wife, there were many coincidences that continued to bring us together. Here we share how it all unfolded. If you would like to see more, subscribe to our channel.
The Next Family: How did you start your family? Angie: Kami and I had been together for about fours years before we started trying to have a family. We used a sperm bank and found a donor that had physical characteristics that resembled me as well as had traits that we felt represented our family. Kami did […]
By: Shannon Ralph I went on my first date with the love of my life 18 years ago. At the time, everyone we knew thought it wouldn’t last. Everyone we knew actually told us it wouldn’t last. We were too different. Polar opposites, even. I was raised on the west side of town. She was […]
A two-mom family claims that they were blatantly discriminated against by a flight attendant while on a Qantas flight. Qantas is, “Australia’s largest domestic and international airline” and has an openly gay CEO, Alan Joyce. Kristina Antoniades, a 35-year-old lawyer, and her partner Merrin Hicks were traveling with their daughter on a Qantas flight […]
By Brandy Black This week my wife and I discuss the exciting news of the third gender box in France and several other countries. We also share the highlights of the GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles in our weekly video news segment called The LGBTQ View. In part 2 we give our thoughts on […]