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.

Cookie Johnson shares how her Christian faith led her towards acceptance. 

September 28 2016 5:41 PM

On this important anniversary, gay Iraq vet Rob Smith shares an excerpt from his powerful memoir, Closets, Combat + Coming Out.

5:10 AM

During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Ivanka Trump explained that the policy is just for women.

September 15 2016 1:45 PM

King made the statement while saying Donald Trump's child-care plan should promote "natural" families — that is, those headed by heterosexual couples.

September 14 2016 10:15 PM

Much of the world still thinks a uterus is required for motherhood. Mischa Haider makes a powerful argument against that belief.

September 13 2016 6:05 AM

A New York court ruling expands the definition of parenthood, but doesn't go far enough.

September 09 2016 5:46 AM
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