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The boy's dads, Louis and Josh van Amstel (pictured), said school officials contacted them immediately after the incident.

November 30 2019 2:00 PM

In this exclusive excerpt from her memoir, writer Mimi Lemay shares a seemingly small, but truly significant, moment.

November 12 2019 2:00 PM

The couple and their sons fled Russia, which does not allow same-sex couples to adopt.

September 27 2019 2:47 PM

Parents like David Burtka say there are few drawbacks when it comes to children and drag — and many benefits.

September 17 2019 2:48 PM

Same-sex couples and LGBTQ folks make some of the best parents; that's why we need to ban discrimination in foster care.

September 14 2019 12:39 PM

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