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LGBT Families

A queer mom of two reflects on family, identity, and Mississippi

Amanda Watson

[NOTE: Amanda Watson, a queer mother with two children, came of age and started her family in Mississippi. This is her reflection on growing up in, coming out in, and ultimately leaving the Magnolia State.

Celebrating Father’s Day in a moms-only family

So, the question facing mom-only or dad-only families is how to best celebrate these holidays, when the gendered definition of a "mother" or "father" is not present in their family?

HRC: By insulting same-sex parents, NOM hits new low

"A rapidly growing majority of Americans now support equal treatment for all our citizens and I hope that very soon Brian Brown will realize he is on the wrong side of history.”

COMMENTARY: What the White House did in 2012 for LGBT community

As we kick off 2013, we want to take a few moments to reflect upon the last year of progress towards dignity, justice, and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

It's Tax Day, and LGBT families are getting hosed

For many LGBT families, Tax Day marks the end of an annual encounter with inequality. Although the federal tax code began incorporating marriage and family-based tax incentives in 1913, many LGBT families still cannot benefit from this tax relief.