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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.
Nashville Christian School Rejects Two-Dad Family

Nashville Christian School Rejects Two-Dad Family

The school quoted policy saying homosexuality is an example of 'lifestyle conduct' it does not accept.

Tyler Clementi's Mom Responds to Leelah Alcorn's Death

Tyler Clementi's Mom Reacts to Leelah Alcorn's Death

The mother of a bullied gay youth who committed suicide in 2010 calls on society to 'celebrate and accept every life'

Texas Dads Denied Surrogacy Services Because of Marriage Discrimination

Texas Dads Denied Surrogacy Services Because of Marriage Discrimination

A Texas fertility clinic turned Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs away because they aren't legally married in Texas.

WATCH: Gay Dads Who Blew Up Twitter Star in Adorable Camera Ad

WATCH: Gay Dads Who Blew Up Twitter Star in Adorable Ad

The story of Kordale and Kaleb Lewis's beautiful family is one that needs to keep being told — and thankfully Nikon has given us the next installment.

Gwen Stefani Supports Her Sons Wearing Nail Polish

Gwen Stefani Supports Her Sons Wearing Nail Polish

The pop rocker says she supports her three kids' gender expressions no matter what — a stance many psychologists agree is best for all children.

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Suicide, reparative therapy, and the epidemic of LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Michelle Clunie and Bryan Singer Welcome Newborn Son

Michelle Clunie and Bryan Singer Welcome Newborn Son

Actress Michelle Clunie gave birth to a boy, who she will co-parent with best friend and out director Bryan Singer.

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

In the wake of trans teen Leelah Alcorn's suicide, a trans advocate calls for adults to actively show trans youth they are accepted at home and beyond.

WATCH: Gay Couple's Adoption Story Included in CBS Holiday Special

WATCH: Gay Couple's Adoption Story Included in CBS Holiday Special

The 16th annual broadcast included gay parents' story for first time.

Investing in Children

Want to Have Kids But Worried About Cost?

From diapers to college, our expert will help you prepare for the costs of having kids

40 Cool Gifts for the Whole Crazy Family (Including Your Pets)

40 Cool Gifts for the Whole Crazy Family (Including Your Pets)

Some great gift ideas for parents, pets, kids, and partners.

Op-ed: My Lesbian Moms Saved My Life

Op-ed: My Lesbian Moms Saved My Life

This coming-of-age tale wouldn't be possible without two moms.

WATCH: Teen With Two Moms Tells Texas It's Time to Change
December 17 2014 10:50 AM ET

WATCH: Teen With Two Moms Tells Texas It's Time to Change

Mason Marriott-Voss, a 16-year-old student in Austin raised by two moms, says there's nothing that needs changing about his family — it's Texas that needs to change.

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