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.

The measure allows faith-based agencies, even those using taxpayer funds, to turn away prospective parents who offend their religious beliefs.

May 18 2018 7:12 PM

Oklahoma made a disatrous decision to embrace bigotry and allow discrimination against prospective LGBT parents. Kansas has an opportunity to do better.

May 18 2018 6:04 AM

The division of labor starts out equitable, at least until the kids arrive, The New York Times reports.

May 17 2018 3:58 PM

Get an advance peek at this film about a teenage girl, her gay brother, and their dysfunctional family growing up in the shadow of New York's Creedmoor Asylum.

May 15 2018 2:03 PM

The legislation lets faith-based agencies, even those with state contracts, turn away prospective parents who offend their beliefs.

May 11 2018 8:26 PM

Let's give a nod to the women who simultaneously help queer people start families and move the needle on tolerance.

May 11 2018 6:03 AM
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