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Defining Family :: To Choose or Not to Choose

By Caleb Rainey | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Family has historically been an elastic term for the LGBT community, partially due to the fact that for many years being LGBT was enough to get you expelled from your birth family.

5 Tips for Back-to-School Spending

By Alex Veiga | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. That's because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that's second only to the December holiday season.

Growing the Flock: Lesbian Pastor Yvonne Harrison Starts a Family

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Pastor Yvonne Harrison of the Pentecostal Restoration Temple Ministries

NC Christian School Aims to Ban Students with LGBT Families

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 22, 2013
A Christian school in Wilmington, N.C., is allegedly trying to implement a policy that would effectively prohibit students from attending if someone from the LGBT community is a member of their family.

Ark. Man Appeals Ruling Barring Partner From Home

By Andrew DeMillo | Friday Nov 8, 2013
A judge violated an Arkansas man’s constitutional rights by barring his gay partner from staying overnight when his son visits, imposing a blanket restriction on unmarried couples living together, attorneys told the state’s highest court Thursday.

Fertility Clinics Help More Gay Couples Have Kids

By Marilynn Marchione | Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
Fertility clinics have put a new twist on how to make babies: A "two-mom" approach that lets female same-sex couples share the biological role.

Fertility Coverage Protected for Same-Sex Couples

By Tom Verdin | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
Unmarried and same-sex couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Tuesday.

Is Fort Lauderdale the Gayest City in America?

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
According to 2012 data released by the U.S. Census, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country.

IHS Expands Access to Plan B for Native Women

By Felicia Fonseca | Sunday Sep 22, 2013
Native American women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities managed by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription.

Vt. Gay Couples in Legal Clear After DOMA Ruling

By Dave Gram | Monday Sep 9, 2013
Two same-sex married couples in Vermont are celebrating their new immigration status after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the foreign-born spouse in each to gain legal residency in the country.