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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.
Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Why These Methodist Ministers Support Marriage Equality

Married Methodist pastors Tom and Jan Harry discuss their daughter's coming-out, her wedding, and why her marriage deserves respect.

WATCH: StoryCorps Founder Discuss Gay Dad in Inspiring TED Talk

WATCH: Did You Know a Gay Dad's Story Inspired StoryCorps?

Dave Isay won the $1 million TED Prize for a speech that included his gay father and his participation in the Stonewall uprising.

WATCH: These Gay Prospective Dads Sing 'Dear Future Baby' And It's Too Cute

WATCH: Hopeful Dads Sing 'Dear Future Baby,' Are Too Cute

A Minneapolis couple channels Meghan Trainor and sing their hearts out on the web, hopeful that one day they will become fathers.

Alabama Bill Seeks License to Discriminate in Adoption Services

Alabama Wants License to Discriminate in Adoption

The measure would let faith-based agencies, even those that receive public funds, turn away same-sex couples or others who offend the agency's religious beliefs.

12 Celebrities Who Lovingly Embrace Their LGBT Children

12 Celebrities Who Lovingly Embrace Their LGBT Children

The parents every queer kid has dreamed of.

6 Questions With the Original Goth Girl, Ally Sheedy

6 Questions With the Original Goth Girl, Ally Sheedy

As The Breakfast Club returns to theaters after 30 years, the movie's breakout star, Ally Sheedy, spoke to us about the teen classic and how it gave her cred with her genderqueer daughter.

Op-ed: Why the Parents of a Texas Gay Man Support Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Why These Texas Parents Support Marriage Equality

Don and Gena Rogers tell the story of their son's coming-out and the path to acceptance that led them to join a PFLAG legal brief in support of equality.

Child of Lesbian Moms Says Same-Sex Marriage Is Wrong

Child of Lesbian Moms Says Same-Sex Marriage Is Wrong

A column written by a woman raised by lesbian moms argues that her upbringing was harmful.

Madonna Has Something To Say To Dolce & Gabbana

Madonna Has Something To Say To Dolce & Gabbana

The one-time D&G model can't get with the designers' anti-family tirade.

Antigay Adoption Bills Advance in Michigan, Florida

Two States Could Let Gay Couples Be Excluded in Adoptions

Opponents call the bills a 'license to discriminate' and say they prioritize an adoption agency's beliefs over the best interests of the child seeking a home.

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