“Confirmatory” or Second-Parent Adoption: What You Need to Know
Use this resource to understand a little bit more about what the confirmatory adoption process looks like and why we strongly advise any LGBTQ+ parent who built their family with assisted reproductive technology to embark on this journey.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools: 6 Things to Watch For
Wondering if your child's school is LGBTQ+ affirming? An educator shares six easy things to look for to see if your school is LGBTQ+ friendly!
Fertility for Transgender Women Before HRT: New Study Provides Answers
A new study sheds light on whether transgender women have the same fertility options as cisgender men before ever taking hormones.
Trans Fertility: How Does Testosterone Affect Egg Health?
New research sheds light on how testosterone impacts our reproductive systems, specifically egg health in transgender men.
LGBTQ+ Parents Guide: Moving to a New City with Your Kids
Moving to a new city is often the exciting beginning of a new chapter in life.But no one certain aspects of moving can be overwhelming.
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.
Coming Out to Your Child
You are already doing the work; simply by taking the time to consider how to sensitively approach coming out to your child brings intentionality to
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."