Families

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.

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

A study tracing back to the 1980s shows that the children of lesbian moms are as happy as those raised by straight parents — if not more so.

July 25 2018 2:25 PM

Both men are in critical condition after their adult son attacked them.

July 24 2018 5:21 PM

A bill is set to pass that will offer state-supported surrogacy grants only to heterosexual couples and single mothers.

July 16 2018 6:46 PM

The city was within its rights in ending a contract with an agency that wouldn't serve same-sex couples, says a federal judge.

July 14 2018 7:19 PM

LGBT groups have not been standing still since a House committee voted an anti-LGBT amendment into a bill this week.

July 13 2018 7:49 PM
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