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New PBS Series Follows Queer Couple Adopting from Foster Care

The F Word

Nicole and Kristan want to start a family, and they’re taking us along on the journey as they venture into the world of foster-to-adopt care, facing the emotional and sometimes funny challenges of bureaucracy, childproofing, and patience. Watch a trailer.

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How Schools Can Teach About LGBTQ People

Pencils

“Should kindergarten include books about being transgender?” asks an LA Times column this week. For me, the answer is simple: To say that any child is too young to learn about LGBTQ people is essentially the same as saying that LGBTQ people shouldn’t be parents. At the same time, teachers may need some help in presenting LGBTQ topics accurately and with sensitivity. Let’s review some resources that can help.

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Watch: #ParentsComingOut Offer Support to Their LGBTQ Children

Parents Coming Out

A new campaign from PFLAG and 3M aims to show how “Family support makes a transformative difference” in the lives of LGBTQ people. Watch their video showing the real-life stories of parents visibly supporting their LGBTQ children.

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Post of the Week: “My Dad, Caitlyn”

Post of the Week

The daughter of a trans parent (no, not the famous Caitlyn) writes of her journey to acceptance and renewed love in this Post of the Week.

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New Guide Offers Advice for and from LGBT Parents

Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Parents

As an LGBTQ parent, I sometimes feel like I’ve had to make things up as I go along. But Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents, gives queer parents and parents-to-be a handy way to tap into the collective wisdom of many who have gone before. The new book, by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt, offers stories, advice, and insight not only on starting a family, but also on navigating the years to follow.

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