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This one's timely, folks: If you have a senator who is a Democrat, or if they are Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), or Rob Portman (Ohio), use the handy script here to call them today and ask them to sign on to a letter opposing the bill that would allow discrimination in adoption and foster care against LGBTQ prospective parents, LGBTQ youth in care, single or divorced parents, interfaith couples, or people of different religions.
Young adults with lesbian parents are just as mentally healthy as their peers--and while that may feel like another "We could have told you that" headline, the data is coming from the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running study on LGBTQ-parent families, so it's worth paying attention.
Just two days after a U.S. House committee approved an amendment that would allow publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents and others based on the agencies' religious or moral beliefs, a federal court issued a decision saying that Philadelphia can require foster care agencies with city contracts to follow its LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has approved an anti-LGBTQ amendment to an existing funding bill---an amendment that would allow child service agencies receiving federal funds to discriminate... Read the rest of this post at Mombian (www.mombian.com).
Pride Month is over, my son's out of school, and summer vacation is upon us. I'm going to scale back posting frequency a bit (but not entirely!) for a couple of months in order to recharge and spend more time with my family.
Family Week in Provincetown, at the end of July, is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and families in the world. There’s so much to do, in fact, that it can be overwhelming, so... Read the rest of this post at Mombian (www.mombian.com).
Tomorrow, June 30, people around the country will be rallying for an end to the Trump administration's policies of child separation and family detention, and for immediate family reunification. Here's how to find an event near you.
As delicate damsels in ruffled dresses, princesses can be an unrealistic and harmful stereotype, particularly for little girls. Yet for every Cinderella, there is also a Xena. A new picture book asks, "What Does a Princess Really Look Like?" as it tells the tale of a girl creating her own definition of princess---with a little help from her two dads.
Pride Month may be drawing to a close, but there's still lots of news for and about LGBTQ parents. Read on for headlines from Hong Kong, Israel, Ireland, and Britain as well as the U.S. Learn about a young pro hockey player showing pride for his family, and see what you think about Fox's idea for a new show with a queer mom.