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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

It takes a village to raise a child, according to an African proverb (and Hillary Clinton). That village usually requires an employer that respects LGBT parents.

December 22 2016 5:02 AM

The state Supreme Court made it harder for same-sex couples to be listed on the birth certificates of their children.

December 08 2016 9:20 PM

Not sure how to handle your Republican relatives during the holiday season? Here are the hilarious ways LGBT people are dealing.

November 25 2016 2:15 PM