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The president is playing a dangerous game by threatening this vital resource, writes Brian Tashman of People for the American Way.

March 10 2017 6:13 AM

Having a child who's LGBT isn't easy. Some parents handle it better than others.

March 09 2017 5:21 AM

This one involves birth certificates for children of same-sex couples.

February 15 2017 8:03 PM

For Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, the fight for transgender representation on television is personal.

February 15 2017 4:31 AM

Modern Family has nothing on Tony Estrada's very 21st-century life.

January 26 2017 6:03 AM

Emotions run high when same-sex parents discover the paternity of their child.

January 18 2017 5:49 AM

The couple bonded again over raising a child together.

January 01 2017 3:07 PM