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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

It's imperative that boys are shown affection and empathy from the men in their lives.

February 13 2019 7:36 AM

Jodie Patterson spoke to The Today Show about the struggles and joys of raising her trans son.

January 29 2019 8:53 PM

New York is playing catch up on LGBTQ rights. Now it needs to secure the rights of queer families.

January 26 2019 2:02 PM