Families

The Advocate is a leading source on LGBT families. Read the latest news and studies that pertain to gay parenting. Follow government policies and research in areas like adoption, surrogacy, coming out, marriage equality, transgender rights, and other issues that affect children and their families in the United States and around the world. Learn tips for better parenting, financial family planning, and raising children in an age of bullying and cyber-bullying. Learn about safety, schools, and how gay and lesbian moms and dads can raise healthy and happy kids in the world today.
WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

A wife and mother creatively imagines a day when our kids’ kids will learn about today in history class.

Op-ed: Hey, Rachel Dolezal, Alec Mapa Raising a Black Son Is Entirely 'Plausible'

Op-ed: Hey Rachel Dolezal, My Black Son Is Entirely 'Plausible'

Out actor Alec Mapa is an Asian man married to a white man with an adopted black son. Mapa has a problem with people — like Rachel Dolezal — who have a problem with that.

'Relentlessly Gay' Fundraiser Surpasses $43K, Homeowner 'Speechless and Awed'
June 22 2015 4:17 PM ET

'Relentlessly Gay' Fundraiser Surpasses $43,000!

A woman targeted for her rainbow-themed yard decorations says she is 'flabbergasted, in shock and also a wee bit terrified' at the overwhelming show of support.

Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Steps to Gay Fatherhood: The Panic Will Pass

Being a dad to twins could incite a panic, but not for the reasons you'd expect.

9 Trans Dads Share What They Love About Fatherhood

9 Trans Dads Share What They Love About Fatherhood

Read about the incredible journeys that include conception, IVF, and stepparenting from nine dads who say their kids are their worlds.

Perez Hilton Welcomes a New Daughter Into Family

Perez Hilton Welcomes a New Daughter Into Family

The gay blogger also came out as 'pro-vaccination' and said he won't allow the 5-week-old girl out in public until she receives her shots.

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood

A trans father-to-be shares how he and his wife conceived their child with the help of IVF and a gay friend.

Woman Threatened by Christian Neighbor for 'Relentlessly Gay' Rainbow Lights Won't Take the Hate
June 22 2015 4:16 PM ET

Woman Fights Haters of Her 'Relentlessly Gay' Home

A Baltimore-area widow who received an anonymous note condemning her yard decorations is fighting hate with humor.

33 Famous Gay Dads for Father's Day

33 Famous Gay Dads for Father's Day

This Sunday, give a big Father's Day hug to Ricky Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Perez Hilton — as well as the rest of our highest-profile gay dads.

Study's Overwhelming Consensus: Kids of Same-Sex Parents Really Are All Right

STUDY: Gay? Your Kids Will Be OK

A study says the sexual orientation of parents 'makes no difference' in their children's development.

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