The Many Faces of LGBT Family

LGBT folks have proven that family comes not only in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes it has fur and even feathers.

BY Editors

December 11 2013 6:00 AM ET

7:21 p.m. Alina Langolf + Pet = Selfpettie

8:10 p.m. Teri Kwant Talley sends us this from the KittyCam.

9:10 p.m. Creative director Rachel Rosenthal in Tampa, Fla., writes, "Like most evenings, I am checking my Tumblr blog. Tonight I'm reading comments about a selfie I just posted in a convertible with the top down. This photo is me in the pic submitted here. While it seems like a mundane photo, it's very significant to me. It's been one year since I came out to my family, friends, and coworkers as transgender.  Missing an active, visible trans* community during this sometimes lonely and painful year, I found support and inspiration with online communities. I found happy, confident young trans folk who inspired me. I am eternally grateful for this; one year later, I am more confident and comfortable living my truth. In the photo seen here in my Tumblr page I had just left friends and was taking the long way home to savor the moment out and open in the beautiful Tampa night."