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Edith Bell's son took his own life — and she wants to help other families avoid this tragedy.

January 16 2019 5:47 PM

Curtis has bought the rights to a memoir by Sara Cunningham, who offers to be a stand-in mom for same-sex couples whose parents won't attend their weddings.

January 10 2019 7:22 PM

The couple began the year with a wedding and ended it with a baby girl.

December 31 2018 8:30 PM

Both members of same-sex couples should be listed on the birth certificates of children they adopt, the High Court of Justice ruled.

December 13 2018 5:29 PM

Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin sued after turned away by a Catholic foster care agency that receives federal funds because they didn't "mirror the Holy Family." 

November 30 2018 3:11 PM

There’s a new movement to raise children without the pressure to conform to the gender associated with their assigned sex.

November 25 2018 1:26 PM

Identifying as pansexual, agender, nonbinary, and trans masculine was never complicated for Rory Mickelson, at least until they got pregnant.

November 13 2018 5:02 AM