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Recent wins for LGBTQ families

March arrived like the proverbial lion with a wave of good news for LGBTQ families. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy […]

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the […]

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Twins Were Born to a Gay Couple. Only One Child Was Recognized as a U.S. Citizen, Until Now.

Aiden and Ethan Dvash-Banks are twin brothers who were born minutes apart. But only one of them was considered to […]

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Gay parenting 'boot camp' moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to […]

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Kansas bill seeks to define same-sex marriage as 'parody'

Kansas state representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage” and would prohibit the state from recognizing […]

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Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime

Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of “Empire,” in 2016. The Chicago police said he took himself to Northwestern Hospital […]

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‘I Have to Stay Alive’: Gay Brazilian Lawmaker Gives Up Seat Amid Threats

An openly gay federal Brazilian lawmaker who has frequently clashed with the country’s new far-right president said on Thursday that […]

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Supreme Court Revives Transgender Ban for Military Service

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration’s request to allow it to bar most transgender people from serving […]

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Non-gender specific birth certificates to be used for same-sex couples in Ireland

The current options of ‘Mother’ or Father’ pose problems for same-sex couples Same-sex couples who are parents in Ireland will […]

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The Justice Department OK'd My Firing in the Name of Religious Liberty

Michael J. Stern, who nearly lost his job as a federal prosecutor due to antigay bias, wonders what additional damage […]

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U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump on transgender military ban

In a legal victory for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lower […]

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UK surrogacy law embraces single parents from today

UK surrogacy law embraces single parents from today Today the clock also starts ticking on the six month window during […]

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Gay Couples Rush to Wed Before Brazil’s New President Takes Office

Just hours after Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election in a landslide victory for conservatives, Carolina Zannata and her girlfriend […]

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Singapore allows same-sex fathers to adopt their surrogate son

In a landmark decision, Singapore’s highest court has allowed a gay couple to adopt their son, who was conceived through […]

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Kentucky Appellate Court Rejects Lesbian Co-Parent Custody/Visitation Claim, Reversing Family Court

Adopting a narrow construction of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s historic same-sex co-parent ruling, Mullins v. Picklesimer, 317 S.W.3d 569 (Ky. 2010), […]

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Cambodia’s surrogate mothers go free after agreeing to raise Chinese children but some see it as a mixed blessing

Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy in 2016, and police in June raided two flats where Sophea and 31 other surrogate mothers […]

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DOJ Hires Kerri Kupac, Anti-LGBTQ Spokesperson

Alliance Defending Freedom’s Kerri Kupec reported to be new Public Affairs chief The Justice Department has hired Kerri Kupac,  a […]

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From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

A novel uterus transplantation procedure may help more infertile women become pregnant. A woman who received a uterus transplanted from a […]

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Sam Thoron, former PFLAG president, dies at 79

Sam Thoron sold insurance and raced sports cars — but he was better known for changing the lives of thousands […]

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Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage

Taiwan voters rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum Saturday, dealing a blow to the LGBT community and allies who hoped […]

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