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 state senate passed legislation making it easier for foster and adoption agencies to reject prospective parents for being LGBT. 

February 23 2018 8:01 PM

Lesbians turned away by a Catholic agency that receives federal funds are "secular militants," says homophobe Bill Donohue.

February 22 2018 4:24 PM

The tabloid said those who objected to their homophobic, transphobic article were "political zealots."

February 21 2018 2:41 PM

The State Department has denied birthright citizenship to some children of binational same-sex couples, acting as if the couples were not married, says Immigration Equality.

January 22 2018 1:58 PM

Here's what to know before starting a family.

January 09 2018 2:27 PM

Queer musician Nikole Potulsky says her kids inspired her new album.

January 02 2018 6:23 AM

James Mathis, whose daughter committed suicide because she was gay, tells Ellen DeGeneres why he crashed a Roy Moore rally to protest. 

December 16 2017 8:00 AM
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