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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.

More Than 50 of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Moms

Our community's out moms could use some more visibility — and a big thank you too.

Nico Tortorella was changed by fatherhood. His new album is all about it (exclusive)

Nico Tortorella told The Advocate how fatherhood inspired him to break his hiatus and release a new album of his own.

Candace Parker, queer WNBA legend, is retiring 'privately with the ones I love'

Parker, who is also a mom of two with her wife, Anna Petrakova, announced she will not be returning to the game.

Climate change has a bigger impact on LGBTQ+ couples than straight couples. Here's how

Climate change "exacerbates existing disparities among individuals and communities," according to a new study.

Investigation launched after man screams homophobic slurs at queer couples on D.C. metro

A queer woman has spoken out on social about an incident on a D.C. train where a man "SCREAMED" at a small child "for having two dads."

It's unanimous — Sacramento is now a sanctuary city for transgender people

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said that "we debate the many issues in our city, but there's no shade of gray when it comes to civil rights."

Watch these brothers step up after their dad refused to attend their sister's queer wedding

After one bride's father refused to attend or take part in her wedding, her brothers decided to fill his role instead.

This gay dad is standing up to conservatives after one host called him a 'pervert homo' (exclusive)

José Rolón, known as @nycgaydad on social media, is speaking out after a "D-list Tucker Carlson" accused him of sexcrimes without evidence.

LGBTQ+ people want to foster or adopt kids, but fear of discrimination stops them (exclusive)

That's among the findings just released from a study by Gallup and the children's charity Kidsave.

Pedro Pascal matches with transgender sister Lux at Emmy Awards

The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal continues to serve looks and the LGBTQ+ community.

Speaker Mike Johnson Once Tried to Stop a Queer Woman From Adopting Her Wife's Child

Johnson worked on several cases opposing LGBTQ+ rights while he was a private attorney.

Queer Families, Foster Youth Celebrated at Extraordinary Families Gala

The foster/adoption agency celebrated its 30th anniversary with an event hosted by Carson Kressley that honored out TV legend Paris Barclay and featured a surprise appearance by Pedro Pascal.

15 Photos of What Gay Fatherhood Looks Like

Dads is a journey into queer fatherhood in the U.S. More than 40 families are portrayed by Belgian photographer Bart Heynen.

Without Self-Respect, There Is No Pride

Reflecting on what the word "pride" truly means during an era of hate.

Kids of Queer Parents Are Alright, Sometimes Even Better: Study

That's the conclusion of new published research, which reviewed previous studies on sexual minority parents.

LGBTQ+ Poverty Dropped During Pandemic, Except Among This Group

The drop is likely a result of government stimulus programs and affected nearly all LGBTQ+ communities.

Rebel Wilson Announces Birth of Child, Shares Adorable Photo

The out actress thanked everyone involved in the birth.

Families With Trans Kids Are Fleeing Hostile States for Welcoming Ones

Anti-trans moves by politicians in Texas, Alabama, and elsewhere are leading families to seek friendlier locales.