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.
Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Marsha Aizumi says she was honoring her forebears when she marched in a Pride parade to support her transgender son.

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Harish Iyer's mom meant well but ruffled some progressive feathers by indicating a preferred caste in the ad seeking a husband for her son.

Senator Announces Bill to End Adoption Discrimination

Senator Announces Bill to End Adoption Discrimination

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce a bill to ban discrimination against LGBT people who seek to adopt children.

WATCH: Straight Irish Dad Has Best Reason Yet to Support Marriage Equality

WATCH: Straight Irish Dad's Best Reason to Vote 'Yes'

There are eight days until Ireland's referendum on marriage equality. The polls say it is likely to pass; and one Irish dad wants his countrymen to know why he's voting yes.

Op-ed: My Son's Gaydar Stinks

Op-ed: My Son's Gaydar Stinks

When kids don't grow up learning stereotypes, determining who's gay and who's not becomes a little more complicated.

Jem Lends Voice to LGBT-Themed Kids' Book Kickstarter

Jem Lends Voice to LGBT-Themed Kids' Book

Jem and the Holograms star Samantha Newark is helping to raise awareness of an LGBT children's book that teaches acceptance.

11 Trans Women Share What They Love About Motherhood
May 10 2015 1:39 PM ET

11 Trans Women Share What They Love About Motherhood

When a parent transitions, the whole family goes on a journey. But how these parents feel about their kids never changes.

Family Used in Irish Antigay Ad: We Support Equal Marriage

Family Used in Irish Antigay Ad: We Support Equal Marriage

The U.K. family say they were 'surprised and upset' to see their image used to oppose marriage equality in Ireland.

Orlando Episcopal Cathedral Will Baptize Gay Couple's Son After All

Orlando Episcopal Cathedral Will Baptize Gay Couple's Son After All

The news comes in the wake of controversy over the initial postponement of the baptism.

See What These LGBQ Moms Love Most About Being Parents

What These LGBQ Moms Love Most About Being Parents

For Mother's Day, we asked gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer moms to share their experiences with us. Get the tissues.

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