Family

Stories and information about families, relationships, and children; includes education, parenting, adoption, and other issues

Ohio Boy Scouts Chapter Removes Gay Mom; Protest Happening Today

Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio is a devoted partner, mother, friend and community leader. Until recently, she also volunteered her time to serve as the den leader of a local Cub Scout chapter. She was removed from her volunteer post not because of issues with performance; she was removed only because she happens to identify as a lesbian.

What Does Transgender Mean? One Semi-Conservative Dad's Perspective

I cannot explain what transgender means to me in a 1,000-word essay, but I can begin to open a dialogue and share a few stories that may help others understand what it means to raise a transgender child. There were many early struggles, and even more for my wife as I was trying to learn my way. But our struggles were small compared with those that both our children faced. I hope to share more than just the painful moments, but also the rewards of watching my beautiful daughter and her amazing brother grow.

Huffington Post
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April 12, 2012
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Gay worker claims Facebook 'like' got him fired

A former management analyst at the Library of Congress is claiming he was fired after he "liked" a Facebook page for gay and lesbian parents, an act he says led to his boss discovering he is gay.

Peter TerVeer liked the “Two Dads” page on Facebook, a group that helps “promote the gay and lesbian community,” according to the page.

Life Inc. (MSNBC.com)
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April 12, 2012

More Videos from the 'I AM: Trans People Speak' Campaign

Last month, GLAAD and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) announced the upcoming national launch of the “I AM: Trans People Speak” video campaign. The campaign has since received considerable attention from advocates and the media, and more user-created videos have been added to the campaign’s video channel. In addition to the campaign trailer, you can view some of the user-created videos below.

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Supports NOM's Divisive Strategy

HRC recently revealed that the Church and other Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, have financially supported NOM’s efforts to increase “hostility” between the LGBT and black communities; and to drive a wedge between LGBT Latinos and members of their own families by making "support for [so-called traditional] marriage a key badge of Latino identity."

A Father's Reaction to His Very Young Gay Son

I don't see how a father, or any parent, can look at their son, the one they've loved since before the child was even born, and upon hearing him say, "Dad, I'm gay," turn their back on him. The comments from men much older than me telling stories just like that break my heart. My wife always wants to adopt the teenage kids who write to her; I want to adopt the 60-year-old men who cry when they read that I tell my son how awesome he is. I don't care if they are as old as my father; they deserve love just as much as anyone else.

Huffington Post
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March 30, 2012
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PA Swim Club Will Now Allow Discounts to Gay Families

Weeks after saying it wouldn’t recognize gay families for a family rate, Green Valley Swimming Pool & Sports Club reversed its policy Thursday night.

A Manchester Township same-sex couple previously called the business’ policy - which allowed the rate for unmarried couples - discrimination.

The business in West Manchester Township announced the change on its Facebook page Thursday evening. It stated that it reflected on its policy and was persuaded by the point that it was inconsistent.

York Daily Record
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March 30, 2012

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