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Lesbian Co-Mother Awarded Visitation by Arkansas Supreme Court

Visitation isn't a given for the non-biological parent in a same-sex partnership. Credit: David McNew, Getty Images A visitation battle can be a nasty affair when a heterosexual couple splits up, but in same-sex couples, visitation and...The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted visitation rights to the former partner of a lesbian mother whose child she helped plan for and was the primary caregiver for when she was an infant.

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
It may get better, but for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, it's still...
The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

Cher Discusses Acceptance as Mother of Transgender Son

If she could turn back time, Cher just might change a few things in the way she parented her children, but she wouldn't change a thing about who her children are. "Like most working mothers, they never feel like they're doing a good job...If she could turn back time, Cher just might change a few things in the way she parented her children, but she wouldn't change a thing about who her children are.

Lesbian, Girlfriend OK for Private Prom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An attorney says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance. Itawamba County school board attorney Michele Floyd said...

Protesters Rally as Child of Lesbian is Denied Enrollment at Catholic Kindergarten

A preschooler at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Boulder, Colo., is not being allowed to enroll in the school's kindergarten program next year. Her parents are lesbians. Allowing the children of same-sex parents to enroll in Catholic...

Gay Kids Tell Their Stories in CRISIS

When I first started reading CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay In America, I did not expect any great revelations. Having grown up in San Francisco to become an outspoken supporter of...

New Year's Resolutions, Bedtime Stories, and Ingo Rademacher - Links we Love

If your New Year's resolutions include cutting costs this year, here's how to save $100 a month ... painlessly. -- AlphaMom Speaking of saving money -- Here's Kate Gosselin talking about how she juggles the family budget. -- AlphaMom On the...

Divorced Mom Not Allowed to Have Lesbian Partner in Home

A divorced Tennessee mom of two was recently told by the court that her lesbian partner of nine years can no longer "sleep over" when her kids are in the home. The reason? A "paramour restriction" imposed by a judge, despite the fact that a...

Florida Ban on Gay Adoptions Ruled Unconstitutional

For thirty years, gays and lesbians have been prohibited from adopting in Florida. Thanks to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman, however, that is no longer the case. The decision came about as a result of a suit filed by Frank Gill who, along...

Chicago mayor puts gay high school on hold

The Chicago Board of Education put plans for the Social Justice Pride Campus, a high school intended to serve gay and lesbian students, on hold yesterday by putting off a vote on the matter until the middle of November. Although the mayor insisted...

Parents ask that their daughter be treated the same

We all, I'm sure, do our best to treat our children fairly and equally. It is, really, the right thing to do. We don't give one kid a pony for their birthday and the other a pair of socks, we don't take one on vacation and leave the other with the...

Kentucky court nixes second-parent adoption

So say you're in love with someone. Totally and completely. And not just them, but their kids too. So you want to get married and legally adopt the kids. But there's a problem. Perhaps you're disabled and, if you marry, you'll lose your disability...

LGBT high school planned for Chicago

In order to provide a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning high school students, the Chicago public school system is considering opening a high school specifically for LQBTQ students. Attendance at the new school...

Girls kissing girls - and liking it?

Perhaps you have heard of Katy Perry, an up and coming young singer who is working hard to shock and alarm parents while positioning herself as the anti-Miley Cyrus. A former Christian music singer, Perry is now getting all kids of attention for a...

Florida Principal not so much a pal

It cost the school district over $300,000 in legal fees, sent teachers to sensitivity training, and trampled the constitutional rights of students, and yet, many in the Florida community of Ponce de Leon still support principal David Davis' "witch...

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