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."
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?
Trans Women and Fertility: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What You Can Do
“Can I hold him?” she asks, tenuously extending her arms. “Of course!” I say, and gently place my 6-month-old baby in her tender grip. Her eyes flood with tears. “I just never thought someone like us could have a baby. And now… it’s too late for me.”
Bringing Trans Resources to You: Family Equality Announces Partnership with Fertility IQ
After building so many resources for the people who support you, we're pleased to announce a partnership that allows us to build things for you.
Senator Wyden Stands Up Against Adoption Discrimination
By Sam White “In my view, what the Trump administration has done with the South Carolina waiver is unconstitutional. I also believe it’s just the
Recognizing the Mashpee Wampanoag at Family Week
Here at Family Equality, we strive to be as inclusive as possible and grow in character with every year. This Family Week, we would like