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Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

Aug 10, 2022

A same-sex flamingo couple in the UK's ZSL Whipsnade Zoo adopted an egg that was abandoned by a mixed-gender pair of birds, and now that the chick has hatched they are proving to be "exemplary" parents.

Disowned by His Dad for Being Gay, Aussie Man Finds Him on Grindr

Disowned by His Dad for Being Gay, Aussie Man Finds Him on Grindr

Aug 6, 2022

After being "disowned" by his dad for being gay, the last place an Aussie man expected to find him is Grindr.

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

Aug 3, 2022

Congress is considering making same-sex marriage federal law — with bipartisan support. A political scientist explains how this issue became less polarized over time.

Republican AGs Sue US Agency over LGBTQ+ School Guidance

Republican AGs Sue US Agency over LGBTQ+ School Guidance

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jul 27, 2022

More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden's administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Greek Orthodox Church Protests Baptism of Gay Fashion Designer Peter Dundas' Children

Greek Orthodox Church Protests Baptism of Gay Fashion Designer Peter Dundas' Children

By Derek Gatopoulos | Jul 20, 2022

Greece's Orthodox Church says it will send a letter of protest over the baptism of the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and his partner, Evangelo Bousis.

Nintendo Offers Same-Sex Partner Benefits while Japan Denies Marriage Rights

Nintendo Offers Same-Sex Partner Benefits while Japan Denies Marriage Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 14, 2022

Video game giant Nintendo has displayed corporate leadership that outstrips Japan's lawmakers in offering benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees while Japan denies equal marriage rights.

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7, 2022

Diego and Zorro, a gay penguin couple at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, England, were given an egg to foster. Now they've welcomed a chick, Ponyo, to their family.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

By Jay Reeves | Jul 1, 2022

The Supreme Court's overturning of one of women's key reproductive rights is a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate next.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero | Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation's constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics.

Gay Mormon Dad Talks About Coming Out, Co-parenting

Gay Mormon Dad Talks About Coming Out, Co-parenting

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2022

In a Pride month-themed interview, a gay Mormon dad and his former wife discussed how he struggled with his faith and sexuality before eventually coming out and freeing them both to live a happier new life.

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 19, 2022

The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Drag Story Hour Hosts, Under Attack, Dig in Their Heels

Drag Story Hour Hosts, Under Attack, Dig in Their Heels

By Olga R. Rodriguez and Ali Swenson | Jun 18, 2022

Protesters pray outside a library in New York City as Flame, a drag queen sporting a bright wig and a red gown, entertains the children inside by singing the ABCs, leading a coloring activity and reading books about how it's OK to be different.

Judge Blocks Texas Investigating Families of Trans Youth

Judge Blocks Texas Investigating Families of Trans Youth

By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 11, 2022

A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender-confirming medical care, a new obstacle to the state labeling such treatments as child abuse.

New Lawsuit Filed over Texas Trans Family Investigations

New Lawsuit Filed over Texas Trans Family Investigations

By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 9, 2022

Three Texas families sued the state Wednesday seeking to halt investigations of them over gender-confirming medical treatments their transgender children received, in a renewed challenge to the state looking into such treatments as child abuse.

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

By Patrick Whittle | May 22, 2022

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.

Tom Daley Says Being a Gay Dad Means Having to Prove Himself

Tom Daley Says Being a Gay Dad Means Having to Prove Himself

By Kilian Melloy | May 15, 2022

Olympic judges awarded British diving champ Tom Daley a gold medal, but the out champ says that being a gay dad brings the real judgement, making him feel a need to prove himself constantly.

Two Men Celebrate British Antarctica's First Same-Sex Wedding

Two Men Celebrate British Antarctica's First Same-Sex Wedding

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 30, 2022

Two stewards aboard a British research vessel celebrated a same-sex wedding at the bottom of the world, in a first-of-its-kind ceremony for British Antarctica.

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

Explainer: What Medical Treatments do Transgender Youth Get?

By Lindsey Tanner | Apr 21, 2022

Transgender medical treatment for children and teens is increasingly under attack in many states, labeled child abuse and subject to criminalizing bans. But it's been available in America for over a decade and is endorsed by major medical associations.

Gay Dad Describes Homophobe's Terrifying Attack on His Family

Gay Dad Describes Homophobe's Terrifying Attack on His Family

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 18, 2022

A gay dad took to Twitter to describe the vitriolic anti-gay rhetoric a stranger accosted him and his family with on an Amtrak train, and the way the encounter traumatized his children.

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