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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.

The legislation would allow state-funded agencies to turn away LGBTQ people and others based on religious objections.

April 02 2019 12:10 PM

Crews, a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, utilized homophobic talking points.

March 03 2019 1:37 PM

The movie will tell the 650-pound social media star's story of love, acceptance, and found family. 

March 03 2019 12:11 PM

Markle reportedly told friends at a baby shower that she's rejecting gender stereotypes.

March 01 2019 1:48 PM

Ana Brnabic is now the world's first out head of state to have a child while in office.

February 21 2019 12:30 PM

A new guide for discussing LGBTQ relatives with kids is actually more helpful for grown-ups.

February 17 2019 8:01 AM

Bottoms lost custody of her son for the simple fact that she was in a relationship with a woman.

February 16 2019 8:51 PM