The Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that it intends to ax an Obama-era measure that called for data collection on LGBTQ foster youth and parents.... The stated goal of the rule, adopted in December 2016, at the end of the Obama administration, was “to help meet the needs of LGBTQ youth in foster care.”
President Trump made religious leaders a contentious promise at this week’s National Prayer Breakfast: Faith-based adoption agencies that won’t work with same-sex couples would still be able to get federal funding to “help vulnerable children find their forever families while following their deeply held beliefs.”
An increasing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer millennials are planning to have children, according to a recently released national online survey from the Family Equality Council, a nonprofit group that advocates for LGBTQ families.
One of the key findings from the survey by the Family Equality Council shows that 63 percent of LGBTQ millennials, those 18-35, are considering expanding their families by becoming first-time parents or by having more children.
A broad coalition of organizations has come together to support the passage of the Child Parent Security Act this year. The bill would change New York law, allowing for better protections for those using modern reproductive strategies such as in vitro fertilization.
Transgender advocates were vocal in their indignation Sunday over a report in the New York Times about a sweeping anti-transgender plan within the Trump administration to limit the definition of “sex” in U.S. government policies to biological gender.