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.
Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out
November 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

Robbie Rogers' Second Life

Michelle Garcia

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers has found success in his sport after coming out, but he had to deal with plenty of internal demons to get there.

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand
November 17 2014 4:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Giving LGBT Families in Mississippi a Legal Hand

Denise Brogan-Kator

Even marriage equality will not end the struggles that numerous families face daily.

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Trans Boy's Epic Coming-Out Rap Goes Viral
November 11 2014 4:53 PM ET

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Trans Boy's Epic Coming-Out Rap

Mitch Kellaway

Young Alex gives voice to how awesome coming out as trans can be for kids when adults support them.

STUDY: Yes, Trans Men Can Get Pregnant Despite Testosterone, Dysphoria
November 10 2014 4:16 PM ET

STUDY: Yes, Some Trans Men Do Seek Pregnancy

Mitch Kellaway

A small investigative study hopes to inspire more research into unprecedented findings that complicate assumptions about trans men's experience and emotions during pregnancy.

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle

Emma Meents

A young woman recounts the day her dads tied the knot.

Op-ed: To Sperm or Not to Sperm
October 31 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: To Sperm or Not to Sperm

Brian Andersen

How an average gay man made peace with his looks and embraced his basic appearance.

STUDY: Despite Discrimination, Trans Parents Are Raising Happy Kids
October 30 2014 12:52 PM ET

STUDY: Despite Discrimination, Trans Parents Are Raising Happy Kids

Mitch Kellaway

A new study finds that transgender parents and their children have positive, healthy relationships, even while they face external barriers.

Utah Finally Lifts Stay on Adoptions By Same-Sex Parents
October 24 2014 5:10 PM ET

Utah Finally Lifts Stay on Adoptions By Same-Sex Parents

Mitch Kellaway

Equal marriage has won back parental rights for the Beehive State's same-sex couples seeking adoptions.

Op-ed: Be a Lady, Not a Tramp
October 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: At Disney, Be a Lady, Not a Tramp

Levi Chambers

Gay Days Disneyland is no place to be supercalifragilisticexpialislutty.

Op-ed: How the Voices of Children Have Helped Turn the Tide on Marriage Equality
October 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Children Turned the Tide on Marriage Equality

Gabriel Blau

Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP
October 15 2014 1:08 PM ET

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP

Mitch Kellaway

As a parent, talking to your kids, even when they're adults, about health includes discussing sex, no matter how thorny the topic. If your child is at risk for HIV exposure, you many want to suggest PrEP to them — and that's a conversation worth thinking through.

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