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In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

By Dan Allen | Oct 22, 2020

LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

By Judith Graham | Oct 22, 2020

"Many older patients are having trouble organizing themselves and planning what they need to do to get through the day," said Dr. Zijian Chen. "They're reporting that they've become more and more forgetful."

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Canadian Court Finds Gay Man and Straight Woman Can Form 'Conjugal' Relationship

Canadian Court Finds Gay Man and Straight Woman Can Form 'Conjugal' Relationship

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 30, 2020

A Canadian federal court overturned two earlier decisions that had denied a recognition of "conjugal relationship" status for a gay refugee and the straight woman with whom he had a child.

Britain's Groundbreaking 'Gay Dad' a Dad Once Again with New Fiancé

Britain's Groundbreaking 'Gay Dad' a Dad Once Again with New Fiancé

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 29, 2020

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, and his 25-year-old fiancé, Scott Hutchinson, are now the proud dads of a newborn daughter. For Drewitt-Barlow, it's not the first time; he's one of Britain's first "gay dads."

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

By Merryn Johns | Sep 28, 2020

A new national survey from The Trevor Project reveals alarming statistics regarding mental health and suicide rates of LGBTQ youth. Does it get better? It depends on who you ask.

Gay Couple Recalls Being Married by RBG

Gay Couple Recalls Being Married by RBG

Sep 20, 2020

A New York couple recall their wedding officiated by Ruth Gater Ginsburg.

French Trans Woman Denied Parental Rights for Her Biological Child by High Court

French Trans Woman Denied Parental Rights for Her Biological Child by High Court

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19, 2020

France's highest court ruled on Aug. 16 that a trans woman cannot be listed as the mother of her own biological child without going through a second parent adoption process.

Less than 1 Million Gay Couple Households in U.S. in 2019

Less than 1 Million Gay Couple Households in U.S. in 2019

By Mike Scheider | Sep 17, 2020

In 2019, there were slightly less than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married, according to new figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

Harrumph! Dole Fruit Bowl Ads Offend One Million Moms

Harrumph! Dole Fruit Bowl Ads Offend One Million Moms

Sep 12, 2020

A new set of cheeky, 20-seconds ads by packaged foods giant Dole offends One Million Moms.

Carol Burnett Granted Temporary Custody of Teenage Grandson

Carol Burnett Granted Temporary Custody of Teenage Grandson

Sep 3, 2020

A court has granted Carol Burnett temporary custody of her teenage grandson as the boy's mother struggles with substance abuse.

Federal Court Sides with Gay Dads in Child's Passport Case

Federal Court Sides with Gay Dads in Child's Passport Case

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1, 2020

A federal court sided with a married same-sex couple against the Trump administration in a case involving the government's attempt to treat the child, born in Canada, as though her parents were unwed.

In Recordings, Trump's Sister Says He 'has No Principles'

In Recordings, Trump's Sister Says He 'has No Principles'

By Jonathan Lemire | Aug 23, 2020

President Donald Trump's older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticizing her brother in a series of recordings released Saturday, at one point saying of the president, "He has no principles."

New Children's Book Features Non-Binary Lead Character

New Children's Book Features Non-Binary Lead Character

Aug 20, 2020

A new children's book features a non-binary child as its main character.

Homes with Grandparents Weigh Virus Risk As School Starts

Homes with Grandparents Weigh Virus Risk As School Starts

By Terry Tang | Aug 17, 2020

Millions of seniors 65 and up, one of the populations most vulnerable to the virus, live with a school-age child. For those households, the new school year means reconsidering interactions from family dinner to bedtime hugs.

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

Aug 14, 2020

Can a man and a woman be happily married when both are attracted to the same sex? For a Utah couple, the answer is yes.

Homophobic Father, 90, Disowns 56-Year-Old Gay Son

Homophobic Father, 90, Disowns 56-Year-Old Gay Son

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2020

A 56-year-old man received an unexpected phone call from his 90-year-old father earlier this year in which he was told to never "contact us in any way ever again" — for no reason other than that he's openly gay.

Trans Man Discusses Single Parenthood and Coming Out

Trans Man Discusses Single Parenthood and Coming Out

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 6, 2020

Adam Walker, a transgender man from Tennessee, discusses life since coming out and being a single father to two boys in The Daily Mail.

Watch: Gay Black Atlanta Couple on GMA Discuss Fatherhood, Social Media

Watch: Gay Black Atlanta Couple on GMA Discuss Fatherhood, Social Media

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 6, 2020

Terrell and Jarius Joseph, a gay couple in Atlanta, both 27 years old, became parents... twice! And in the course of five weeks. The couple's story was recently featured on GMA.

Co-Working and Co-Existing in the New Home Office Minefield

Co-Working and Co-Existing in the New Home Office Minefield

Aug 3, 2020

Everyone is essentially receiving a crash course in how to adapt to pandemic life - and for many people, that crash course includes learning to work from home — often with your spouse or significant other.

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