Most Lesbian Moms Satisfied with Type of Sperm Donor

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The majority of lesbian moms who conceived through donor insemination are satisfied with their choice of a known, unknown, or open-identity (child may contact when 18) donor, according to new research based on the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running and largest study of U.S. lesbian families.

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Post of the Week: “If the shoe fits…” — On Kids and Gender Expression

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Halloween often brings up the topic of kids and gender expression, so I thought I’d highlight a recent post from Pajamamamas about navigating her almost-six-year-old son’s shoe choices.

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For Same-Sex Parents in Military, Challenges Remain

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Marriage equality is sweeping the nation (32 states and counting!), and LGB people have been able to serve openly in the U.S. military since 2011. Same-sex military parents and their children still face challenges, however.

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New Kids’ Album from Grammy Winners Celebrates Diverse Families

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Photo credit: Sarah R. Coats

The lyric, “I belong to a family. It may not look like your family,” epitomizes the joyous new children’s album Dancin’ in the Kitchen, by two-time Grammy Award-winning duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Families with same-sex parents are only one of the many types of families celebrated in this warm and funny collection.

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“Family Circle” Magazine Features Its 1st Same-Sex Parents

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The long-running women’s magazine Family Circle featured its first same-sex parents in the latest issue. Some readers, however, are objecting to the sweet family profile.

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For LGBT Students, School Is Often Still Hostile, but Getting Better

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LGBT students in the United States report high levels of victimization and discrimination, although things are slowly getting better, according to a new report.

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How Many Children Could Be Affected by New Marriage Equality Laws This Week?

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With same-sex couples tying the knot this week in Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming, it’s time to look at the numbers once again. How many children in these states could be impacted?

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12-Year-Old with Two Moms Makes Film About Bullying

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Gerry Orz is a 12-year-old living with his two moms and older brother. He’s just made a short film about a boy with two moms who is bullied by a classmate — a reflection of his own experience. This is the second such film he’s made — the first was when he was only nine! Watch a trailer and learn more about his ongoing activism.

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Recollecting the Stories of Those Who Lost Parents to AIDS

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October marks LGBT History Month, and a new project by two daughters of gay dads aims to reveal a part of history that has rarely been told before: the stories of people like themselves who lost parents to AIDS.

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Get Your “I Love My Mummies” Halloween T-shirts Now!

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Just a reminder that time is running out to get “I Love My Mummies” t-shirts and other kid apparel in the Mombian Store at CafePress before Halloween.

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Spirit Day: Can a Color Stop a Bully?

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Today is Spirit Day, a time to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. Not all LGBTQ youth are bullied, of course, and not all victims of bullies are LGBTQ — but anti-LGBTQ harassment is still pervasive, even if things are slowly getting better.

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