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In may ways it was a double whammy: they had to deal with both realising their daughter was in fact gay and witness her in the nude. I could not have imagined a more uncomfortable scenario. Luckily, my parents are from the liberal end of the spectrum and we quickly laughed everything off, including ... smile
As heartbreaking as it is, turns out, police believe Sarah & Jennifer Hart may have intentionally killed their children and themselves when they sped off a Cali cliff. In a tragic turn of events, California Highway Patrol officials are now saying preliminary evidence shows the cliff crash that killed a ... Murder
A lesbian couple who adopted six children have died alongside three of their children after their car plunged off of a cliff in California. Sarah and Jennifer Hart, along with their children Jeremiah, 14, Abigail, 14, and Markis, 19, were found dead in their SUV after the parents were reported to Child ...
"People really believe that, for you to be gay, you have to be under some sort of demon, or something has to be wrong with you." That's how LGBT rights activist Micheal Ighodaro describes the harsh attitudes that lead to deteriorating living conditions for gay people in Nigeria. Micheal Ighodaro. ...
It matters little that my child is gay, I just want him to be happy. ... One of the things I learnt from my children was that they don't always do what you think they should do. ... I wanted to find support and understanding, and so I joined a local group called PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

District Judge Shobha G. Nair's comments on adoption of children by gay couples ignites the question of whether gay couples should be allowed to have children at all (Law silent on adoption of boys by gay singles; March 17). Recently, the topic of protecting the interests of children whose parents are ...
The newborn daughter of Jennifer Griffith, a Texas woman who gave up her first baby for adoption when she was a teen, is pictured in 2017. Griffith supported a Texas law passed last year that allows faith-based agencies to adhere to their "sincerely held religious beliefs." (Credit: Photo courtesy of Jennifer ...
Model Amber Rose angrily answered Instagram trolls who trash-talked her 5-year-old son as “gay” for being an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift. ... added: “P.S. my son just got accepted into the most prestigious private school in Los Angeles because he's smart as fuck and creative as fuck like his parents.
Gay conversion therapy – sometimes called sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) – for minors is therapy to change an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual ... that it doesn't allow parents to send their underage children to gay conversion therapy), while trans people are allowed to get sex reassignment surgery.
Yesterday Amber Rose gave her son, Sebastian, the ultimate surprise: tickets to see Taylor Swift, one of his favorite artists, in concert. (The tickets were sent ... I remember feeling exactly like this 14 years ago, when my parents surprised me with tickets to see Britney Spears in concert. To this day that's one ...
Love, Simon, a wide-release film, brings the tender relationship of its titular gay character and his parents to broad audiences. ... banality that rom-com audiences sometimes gravitate toward, Love, Simon still plays a vital role: depicting a rather new dynamic between the straight parent and queer child.
Finding out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans is not easy for anyone and can be actively difficult for some. Some parents are shocked when a child comes out; others see it coming. Some are welcoming; some are not. Some are supportive; others are not. One's reaction to the news when ...
Megan Paszko spent countless hours researching how to become a foster parent in Philadelphia. ... At the same time that the city's Department of Human Services is urgently calling for more foster parents, two of its foster care agencies, Bethany and Catholic Social Services, operate under policies that turn ...
The Republican Governor of Illinois says he will not revoke his endorsement of a candidate who claimed that child abusers make better parents than gay people ... “When children enter the child welfare system, the State of Illinois assumes the responsibility of parent for them for as long as they are under the ...
Gay-rights advocates in Oklahoma are launching a campaign to stop legislation they say would codify the ability of religious-based adoption agencies to ... Senate Bill 1140 , which would protect child-placing agencies that block adoptive parents who do not meet the agency's religious or moral standards.
A candidate for Illinois attorney general reportedly once said she'd rather see children placed with foster parents who were known child abusers than with a gay couple. The information about Republican Erika Harold surfaced Thursday in a report by Chicago TV station WMAQ. When Harold was competing ...

Words of welcome from a bishop for gay people raising children and people in second marriages have been removed from a video promoting the World .... who talks about her gay son and how “really upset” she and other parents of gay children were at the Catholic Church's use of words like “intrinsically ...
But the British TV host, who has three children with his wife Julia Carey, said the subject of same-sex couples had not come up with six-year-old Max or three-year-old Carey. “They haven't brought it up, but we have lots of gay friends – like our friends Chris and Mark – who have come over a lot and stayed ...
The father, although not a legal parent, objected after the couple started to "impose boundaries", said the judge. He had no contact with his son for 18 months and, even when it re-started, his parents - who had also got to know and love the lad - were excluded. A family court judge intervened last June, ...
The UK government has said it “supports surrogacy” for “LGBT+ parents wanting to create a family”, issuing guidance on the issue for the first time after ... confidence and transparency about a child's origins from an early age (pre-school) is the best way to talk to children about their identity and origins.
A Michigan doctor is being accused of refusing to treat a newborn baby because its parents are a lesbian couple. Krista and Jami Contreras were ... In October, less than a week after their daughter, Bay, was born, the Contreras returned to Eastlake Pediatrics for a checkup. They were surprised to be met by ...
... parent of the child she and her former wife conceived through artificial insemination during their marriage. The Arizona Supreme Court previously recognized that U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Obergefell v. Hodges and Pavan v. Smith dictate that same-sex parents are entitled to the same legal rights and ...
Even when a married same-sex couple has children through pregnancy — either via a surrogate or using donated sperm — experts recommend that the parent who does not have a biological connection to the child pursue adoption. Hopping-Winn said doing so protects the rights of the non-biological ...
"Finding foster parents — and other resources — for refugee children is difficult work," Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson said. "It would be tragic if Catholic Charities were not able to provide this help, in accordance with the Gospel values and family, assistance that is so essential to these ...
Multiple studies have been conducted over the years, countless research has been carried out and endless debates have been had, all to show one thing. That the children of gay parents do just as well as the children of straight parents. The myth that kids need a mum and a dad to have a fulfilled childhood ...
Investigators with the California Highway Patrol work at the scene where a couple and several of their children plunged in their SUV off Highway 1 on ... and Sarah Hart as good parents who took their adopted kids to Bernie Sanders rallies, while some neighbors said they called child welfare officials in ... viral
Authorities continued late Wednesday to scour the crash scene, including the ocean, in search of the children believed to have been in the car, the ... But the reaction to that 2014 moment overwhelmed the family, Lomax said, with much negative attention focused on the multiracial family with lesbian ... viral police family members
When Luckinbill, then 33, agreed to play Hank — the “straightest” of the gay men, who'd left his wife and children — his agent said he might as well bid goodbye to his career. She was, mind you, the play's agent too, a lesbian herself. But so heavy and lingering was the perfume of gayness coming off the ... woman California
Cultural attitudes about gender identity and sexual orientation are shifting, with a growing number of people saying they support gay marriage and equal rights for ... Rymanowski recently wrote a column offering advice about how parents can talk to and support their LGBTQ child for HealthPartners' “Healthy Living” blog. woman California
Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) won the Arizona Supreme Court case, McLaughlin v. McLaughlin, which ruled that a woman was the legal parent of the child she and her same-sex spouse conceived through assisted reproduction during their marriage. As the Arizona Supreme Court ... woman California
"Refugee children have been through enough trauma to last a lifetime," said Marouf, 41, who also directs Texas A&M's Immigrant Rights Clinic and knows ... If Health and Human Services was running a child welfare program itself, it wouldn't be allowed to hold sexual orientation against prospective parents, ... woman California
Daily Mail Defiant After Backlash Over Article Bashing Tom Daley, Gay Parents ... The original article, written by Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn, discusses diver Tom Daley's recent announcement that he's expecting a child, through surrogate, with his partner, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin ... woman California
It's important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy, gay son. And there are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don't embrace their children as the struggle to . . . embrace who they are, what nature intended them to be.” In her H.R.C. ... woman California
"Finding foster parents — and other resources — for refugee children is difficult work," Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson said. "It would be tragic if Catholic Charities were not able to provide this help, in accordance with the Gospel values and family, assistance that is so essential to these ... woman California
The daughter of a gay couple who made history by becoming the first same sex surrogate parents in Britain has revealed she too wants wants to have children through IVF. Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow became famous in 1999 after fathering twins through surrogacy - winning a legal battle to have both ... woman California
I think my parents might disown me for being gay, and I don't know what to do. Please hear me ... Personally, I could care less what my colleagues and "friends" think, but unfortunately my parents, especially my father, are deeply conservative, and refuse to be "humiliated" by having a gay son. Here is what ... woman California
Let's stop the lying about gay parents ... They may be able to commission a woman to carry a child but it is she who is the mother when the child is born. ... parents may be, they cannot supply for the child the emotional or psychological benefits of the missing father (if lesbian parents) or mother (if gay male ... woman California
There is simply no basis to the protestation that a person's ability to parent stems from their genitalia. Are we really expected to believe that the presence of too many penises or too many vulvas in a household renders a person's child-rearing abilities redundant? Of course not. And, if you're going to argue ... woman California
It is believed that the pair are having the child via surrogate, posting a selfie with an ultrasound scan. The high-profile gay couple's decision to start a family has led to a tidal wave of homophobic comments – not least from the Daily Mail's reliable anti-LGBT columnist Richard Littlejohn. Littlejohn published a ... woman California
The 18-year-old daughter of Britain's first gay dads has decided to have twins through a surrogate just like her parents. Saffron Drewitt-Barlow, who is known for her opulence, wants children with her boyfriend Scott Hutchison, 23, but is not keen on giving birth herself. UKIP Heny Bolton sacked as Ukip ... woman California
The mother of Gabriel Fernandez, the 8-year-old Palmdale, California, boy who died in 2013 after being routinely beaten and starved, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Thursday and admitted her son's death involved the infliction of torture. Gabriel Fernandez, who was routinely beaten, starved, ... woman California
In today's edition of “Celebrities Being Trolled for Their Parenting Choices,” internet haters are after Amber Rose because she (*gasp*) dyed her son ... benefit from the knowledge that a) You don't “turn” gay or straight or otherwise and b) A person's sexuality isn't taught by their parents or anyone else. woman California
Multiple studies have been conducted over the years, countless research has been carried out and endless debates have been had, all to show one thing. That the children of gay parents do just as well as the children of straight parents. The myth that kids need a mum and a dad to have a fulfilled childhood ... woman California
A magistrate who was sacked after saying that straight couples make better parents than gay ones is claiming he was discriminated against. Richard Page, a 71-year-old Christian, rejected an application from a same-sex couple to adopt a child in Kent in July 2014, telling them that 'it is in the best interest of ... woman California
Parker's 6-year-old daughter Emilie was killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting rampage on Dec. 14, 2012. Adam Lanza, 20, killed 26 people, including 20 children, before turning a gun on himself. The Diocese of Covington invites the public to hear Parker's story, hoping it will inspire parents, ... woman California
There's nothing like a "controversial" kid pic to stir up all the self-proclaimed surrogate parents of the Internet! Amber Rose dyed her 4-year-old son's hair, and people are sounding off -- going as far as to accuse the celeb mom of trying to "turn" her son gay. woman California
Gay conversion: Let parents talk to kids freely ... Passing a law to end gay conversion therapy is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, which clearly says in Amendment 1: “Congress shall make no ... The government has no business telling parents and counselors how to talk to their children or clients. woman California
Kevin Nicholson, a Republican challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), has raised over $1.2 million for his 2018 campaign to unseat the nation's first openly gay senator. But his Democratic rival has raised almost eight times that amount in the last two years—with the help of Nicholson's own parents. woman California


 

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