Parenting

Pete Buttigieg with his husband Chasten in South Bend, Indiana, where he announced he was dropping out of the presidential race (Scott Olson/Getty) Pete Buttigieg has announced that he and his husband Chasten Buttigieg are officially daddies – and they simply could not be happier. Taking to Twitter Tuesday (17 August), the transport secretary, 39,
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Phillip Lühl and his twin daughters in South Africa. (Instagram/@phillipluehl) A top Namibian court rejected Monday (19 April) a gay couple’s plea to return home with their twin daughters, born in South Africa through surrogacy. In a case that threw the republic’s decades-old restrictions on LGBT+ people into question, Phillip Lühl and his husband Guillermo
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A lesbian mother published a poignant open letter in Between the Lines this week urging president Joe Biden to support LGBT+ families during his administration. Writing to Biden ahead of his historic inauguration Wednesday (20 January), Dana Rudolph, founder and publisher of Mombian, painted a troubling picture of an America where four years of Trump have
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Dwyane Wade beautifully capped off 2020 by reaffirming his “unconditional love” for his 13-year-old trans daughter, Zaya. The retired NBA star and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, have been setting the bar for parenting this year as they continue to celebrate Zaya through her transition. In sharing their personal journey as LGBT+ allies they’ve set a
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A mother is fighting for the right to create embryos from her late trans daughter’s sperm. (Envato) A mother battling to save her late trans daughter’s frozen sperm from being destroyed has been granted a temporary reprieve. Louise Anderson, 45, launched a legal bid to stop the NHS destroying the sperm samples of her 16-year-old
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Appearing on The View, Gabrielle Union gave advice to parents of trans kids. (The View/ YouTube) Gabrielle Union has said that parents who “throw away” their trans kids are “bizarre, sad and pathetic”. The Bring It On actress has four kids with former NBA star Dwyane Wade, including Wade’s 12-year-old daughter Zaya, who came out as transgender in
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Michael Brown urges people not to “rejoice” over the birth of Anderson Cooper’s son (YouTube/ASKDrBrown_ On Thursday evening CNN’s Anderson Cooper celebrated becoming a first-time father, announcing that he had welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world. The joyful news brought some much-needed positivity in the midst of a global pandemic, but predictably it
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Singer Rufus Wainwright was asked about a Tennessee bill that allows adoption agencies to discriminate against gay people (TMZ) The acclaimed singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright has shared his sadness at a new Tennessee bill that allows religious adoption agencies to deny service to queer couples. Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed the controversial measure last
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In an adorable video, Norwegian comedian Ørjan Burøe donned a Disney princess dress to dance with his son, but was targeted by a Trump supporter as a result. (Screen capture via Instagram) Damn, supports of Trump, back at it again with the backwards definitions of gender and identity? In today’s edition of  ‘an adult angered
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Governor Mike Pence of Indiana faced national scrutiny for his anti-LGBT stances (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty) In news that will come as a shock to queer people everywhere, Mike Pence has said he “couldn’t be more proud” of an anti-LGBT+ adoption rule. The US vice president – who is notorious for his anti-LGBT+ views – made
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LGBT+ author Robin Stevenson with copies of the book she was due to discuss at the school (Instagram/@robinstevensonwrites) Queer author Robin Stevenson has condemned an Illinois school for cancelling her visit in response to a complaint from a ‘homophobic’ parent. Robin Stevenson is the award-winning gay Canadian author of Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood
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Donald Trump lifts a baby during a campaign rally. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) announced today that adoption agencies will be allowed to discriminate against LGBT+ people. Ironically, the rule change was announced on the first day of National Adoption Month (November 1). The rule change, effective
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Mattel has created dolls that are customisable in their gender expression. (Mattel) To the surprise of no one, the anti-LGBT+ evangelical group One Million Moms is not happy about Mattel’s new gender-inclusive dolls. Last week the toy manufacturer launched the gender non-conforming ‘Creatable World’ dolls which come with short hair and a longer wig, as
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