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In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

By John Leicester | Nov 27, 2020

The emotional toll wrought by the pandemic is jumping off pages in the deluge of "Dear Santa" letters now pouring into a post office in southwest France that sorts and responds to his mail from around the world.

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 19, 2020

A new report shows that, in the UK, lesbian couples are more than twice as likely to get divorced than gay men.

Watch: Ricky Martin Says He and Husband Have a 'Couple of Embryos' Ready in Case They Want More Kids

Watch: Ricky Martin Says He and Husband Have a 'Couple of Embryos' Ready in Case They Want More Kids

Nov 19, 2020

Speaking with "Entertainment Tonight," singer Ricky Martin said he and his husband Jwan Yosef have "embryos waiting" in case they want more kids.

In Supporting Civil Unions for Same Sex Couples, Pope Francis is moving Catholics Toward a More Expansive Understanding of Family

In Supporting Civil Unions for Same Sex Couples, Pope Francis is moving Catholics Toward a More Expansive Understanding of Family

Nov 8, 2020

While the Vatican is right in saying that church doctrine remains the same, the pope's comments are evidence that Catholic understanding of who counts as family is evolving.

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

WNBA Champs Bird, Stewart Make Freezing Eggs Less Taboo

By Doug Feinberg | Nov 7, 2020

Bird and Stewart are among a half-dozen WNBA players who have frozen their eggs according to the players union. And it's not just WNBA players who have done this.

These Family Members Probably Won't Help You Clean Up After a Holiday Meal

These Family Members Probably Won't Help You Clean Up After a Holiday Meal

Nov 6, 2020

Forty-six percent of Americans would be willing to pay $5,000 to have their home magically clean from top-to-bottom after the holidays.

Watch: Ohio Gay Man Adopts 5 Siblings to Keep Them Together

Watch: Ohio Gay Man Adopts 5 Siblings to Keep Them Together

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 6, 2020

In a heartstring-tugging turn, a gay man in Ohio adopted five siblings - three boys and two girls - so they could all be together and not be wrenched apart the way he and his siblings were when he was in foster care.

Watch: Gay Couple Hears Anti-Marriage Rhetoric from County Clerk in Arkansas

Watch: Gay Couple Hears Anti-Marriage Rhetoric from County Clerk in Arkansas

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 3, 2020

A same-sex Arkansas couple says they encountered anti-marriage equality bias while applying for their marriage license with a county clerk.

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 24, 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.

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