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A measure that would allow federally funded child welfare agencies to turn away LGBTQ parents and others has been defeated.

September 27 2018 5:31 AM

At 15, Ella Fields is becoming a globally recognized filmmaker focusing on gender and queer issues. Her parents couldn’t be prouder.

September 26 2018 11:05 AM

Accused of giving their son a "girl's name," the mothers are questioning if homophobia is behind the ban.

September 14 2018 4:22 PM

This gay couple were told that they couldn't board a flight together with their child — but straight families could all board together.

September 04 2018 2:12 PM

A California bill would assure that colleges and universities provide private breast-feeding stations.

August 21 2018 12:18 PM

A proposed bill would hurt not only same-sex couples trying to start a family, but vulnerable children who need homes.

August 13 2018 11:19 AM

Thom Senzee knows what it's like to be pulled from a parent, and why Trump's border policy is the height of cruelty.

July 26 2018 10:52 AM