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Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev say they also could be arrested for sexual abuse or even murder due to the government's homophobia.

August 13 2019 8:57 PM

The case represents a new application of the country's notorious "gay propaganda" law.

July 20 2019 10:30 AM

The new Special Delivery diapers feature images of fatherhood rarely seen in popular culture.

July 16 2019 5:07 PM

A mom, dad, and two young sons mingled with drag queens and the all-LGBTQ crew on the eight-hour flight headed from London to New York for WorldPride.

July 03 2019 2:00 PM

Scott "Howie" Dittman gave out more than 700 hugs at Pittsburgh Pride and says that as a parent he can't wrap his head around exiling a child because they're gay. 

3:14 PM

Bethany Christian Services agreed to place children with LGBTQ parents in order to maintain its state contract.

April 23 2019 5:21 PM

The city of Philadelphia was within its rights to end a contract with a foster care agency that won't place children with LGBTQ people, the court ruled.

April 22 2019 3:26 PM