Chosen Family: A Resiliency Strategy at El/La Para TransLatinas
November is Transgender Awareness Month—November 13–19, 2019 has been recognized as Transgender Awareness Week—a time to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. To mark this special time, Family Equality is spotlighting the work of El/La Para TransLatinas.
The How-To of Domestic Agency Adoption for the LGBTQ+ Community
“Hi,” the nervous voice on the phone says. “I am hoping that you are able to help my partner and me in our quest to adopt a baby that needs a caring family. We were a lesbian couple until a year ago when I transitioned. We have been married for two years. We are eager to adopt and quite honestly, are feeling overwhelmed!”
Outside-the-Box: My Experience as an LGBTQ+ Surrogate
LGBTQ+ family building is rarely linear. The LGBTQ+ community is a scrappy one, often coming up with outside-of-the-box solutions to systems that weren't created with us in mind. When it comes to growing our families, we get to make the playbook.
5 LGBTQ+ Authors to Celebrate With Your Family
By Isabel Corp It is more important now than ever to see LGBTQ+ stories reflected in media; better representation means a safer, more inclusive world,
Family Equality Sponsor Spotlight: CCRM Fertility
Family Equality is thrilled to have the support of corporations who both serve our communities and elevate our work through their contributions to our organization.
Nuestras Familias: Full of Complexities and Love
To mark Latinx Heritage Month, we asked our community to share stories about how their Latinx identities intersect with their identity as an LGBTQ family. In this story, Nancy A. Angel-Hurtado of Somos Familias shares how her Mexican heritage has shaped her coming out experience—and how building her family has helped her heal.
Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community
An essential piece of the conversation around mental health is how queer identities—and the identities of other affinity groups such as people of color, people who are HIV+, people with disabilities, and more—impact and intersect with mental illness.
Family Equality Tells Trans Fertility Stories with HuffPost’s IVFML Podcast
One of our great gifts at Family Equality is the opportunities we get to partner creatively with genius storytellers. In 2018, we got an email from Anna Almendrala, who, at the time, was a writer for HuffPost.
Talking Trans With Your Kids
"What do you mean? Your DAD had a baby? That's impossible!" As a transgender parent, I know my kids get asked a lot of questions about their family. Most of these questions come from innocent curiosity, but occasionally malice sneaks in.
Going from “Daddy” to “Mommy”: What Will I Tell My Kids?
For those of us who are transgender, our relationship with self may be complicated. I became a parent long after I realized I was transgender and long after I had taken steps to transition physically. But for people who are already parents, grappling with a shifting identity—or decision to transition—may be doubly complicated.
What Doesn’t Bend, Breaks: Resiliency Strategies for Trans Folks on Fertility Journeys
"Your ultrasound technician called me by the wrong pronoun. She was lovely the rest of the time, but I'm sure you know that it's not acceptable for that to happen."
Transgender Youth & Fertility: How and Why We Should Plan for the Future
Here at Family Equality, we believe that everyone should be able to build a happy, thriving family on their own terms. But what does that mission mean for transgender youth?