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Watch: Story of One of First Gay Men to Adopt in U.S.

Bill Jones

NPR’s excellent StoryCorps program last week ran a segment on Bill Jones, one of the first single men–and gay men–to adopt a child in the U.S. There’s even more to know about this pioneering gay dad, however.


Stories of Those with LGBTQ Parents Around the World


Check out these great stories–written and audio–of people from around the world who grew up with LGBTQ parents.


20/20 to Feature Transgender Couple and their Kids Tonight


ABC News’ 20/20 tonight will feature the story of Nick and Bianca Bowser, a transgender couple raising their sons in Louisville, Kentucky.


Nikon Campaign Features Gay Dads

Nikon - Kordale and Kaleb

Nikon USA has featured gay dads Kordale and Kaleb–whose photo about doing their daughters’ hair went viral last year–as part of a new marketing campaign.


NOH8 Photo Features Two Moms Breastfeeding

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A recently posted photo for the NOH8 campaign features two moms breastfeeding their 18-month-old baby. One article, however, misses the point that both moms—biological and nonbiological—are of equal value as parents.


Two Moms Welcome One of 1st Babies of 2015

Two moms had the first baby in their county and one of the first in the nation this year.


3 Sisters Explain Why their Moms Should Be Able to Marry

Kinsey, Jillian, Teagan, and Two Moms

Sisters Kinsey, Jillian, and Teagan live in Kentucky with their two moms. They’ve made a wonderful video about why the U.S. Supreme Court should allow their moms to marry.


Texas Teen with Two Moms Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

Mason Marriott-Voss

Texas is not the most progressive of states, as most of us know. All the more reason, then, to admire 16-year-old Mason Marriott-Voss, who spoke recently about his two moms to a Freedom to Marry town hall at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.


For Hanukkah, Here’s a Funny Jewish Lesbian Mom Talking About Her Family

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A very Happy Hanukkah to all of you starting your celebrations tonight! In honor of the occasion, here’s a very funny video of Jewish comedian and lesbian mom Judy Gold talking about her family.


Boy in Viral Ferguson Photo Has Two Moms

You’ve probably seen the photo: a young Black boy exchanging a tearful hug with a White police officer at a protest about the shooting of a Black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. It was a small moment of hope at an otherwise bleak time. But did you know that the boy, 12-year-old Devonte Hart, has two moms?


Stories of Parents with HIV/AIDS

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Today is World AIDS Day, and it’s worth checking out these sites and writers who are sharing stories of parents with HIV/AIDS, from their own perspectives and those of their children.


Rainbow Letters Wants Stories of Having LGBTQ Parents

The Rainbow Letters

The Rainbow Letters is a great new project that aims to collect and share the stories of those who have LGBTQ parents.


Stories of LGBTQ Adoptive Families

LGBT Families

For National Adoption Month, here are a few great sources of stories about LGBTQ adoptive families, to go along with the more practical resources I posted earlier.


2 Stories Show Pain of Homophobia Across Generations


Two recent stories by adults with lesbian moms show the pain of homophobia and the secrets it engenders.


Watch: Two Moms and Daughter on “Who We Are As Southerners”

Alabama moms - Freedom to Marry

Jessica and Chi are two moms living in Alabama with their seven-year-old daughter. They married in Connecticut last year, but their marriage is not recognized by the state where they live, work, and go to church. Watch them tell their story.


Pregnant Woman with Dying Partner Pleads to Marry

Liz Molina and Joan Rodriguez

Liz Molina is dying of cervical cancer. Her partner Joan Rodriguez is pregnant with their son, but it is unclear if Liz will live to see his birth in November. Even if she does, her name will not appear on his birth certificate, and he will not be entitled to any legal benefits — they live in Florida, and the two women cannot marry.


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


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.


Recollecting the Stories of Those Who Lost Parents to AIDS


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.


7-Year-Old Magician Helps His Moms Marry


Last Friday, I posted about Fran and Anna Simon, one of the first same-sex couples to marry legally in Colorado. Their seven-year-old son Jeremy made headlines of his own last week, too, for his debut as a professional (semi-professional?) magician and for helping his moms to marry. Watch the cuteness.


Colorado Lesbian Moms Wed Each Other for 4th Time; Son Says, “Again?”

The Simons testifying in support of civil unions in 2012 (Courtesy of One Colorado)

Colorado lesbian moms Fran and Anna Simon have married/civil unioned/committed to each other four times. Their seven-year-old son is a little tired of all the fuss.


Lesbian Mom, Activist, and Artist Is LGBT History Month Icon

Ivy Bottini

Artist and activist Ivy Bottini was named an LGBT History Month Icon by Equality Forum for her contributions to women’s and LGBT equality — but they neglected to mention one of her other accomplishments: being a mother.


Real Trans Parents Speak Out

Allyson Robinson

Amazon’s new online series Transparent features a transgender woman who comes out late in life to her spouse and grown children. Real transgender parents have been in the media lately, too. Here are some of their voices.


Texas Candidate Touts His Two Moms in Campaign Video


David Rosen is running for treasurer of the most populous county in Texas. In his latest campaign video, he explains how his two moms, retired public schoolteachers, inspired him to serve his community.


Virginia Aunts Still Waiting to Become Moms


Two Virginia women who want to be moms are practicing by being awesome aunts. Why aren’t they taking steps to become parents? They’re waiting until both can be legal mothers to their child in their state. The U.S. Supreme Court is (so far) not helping.


Help Girl with Two Moms Win Scholarship

Girl with Two Moms - Matchmade

Olivia Kelly is a 14-year-old student in Massachusetts who’s in the running to win a $50,000 college scholarship for sharing the story of how her moms met — but she needs your help!