“I love my family. It’s sorta like music, and my family would be the remix.” Thirteen-year-old Merrick smiles when he talks about his family. The
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.
Dennis and Elan’s Story
New Yorker Dennis is the father of an adorable young son. But like many New Yorkers, surrogacy was Dennis’ only option to have a biological
Back to School: LGBTQ+ Families in the Classroom
By Amanda Winn, Chief Program Officer for Family Equality On August 1, 2019, I paid my last preschool tuition payment ever. My baby will be
More Than One Day and One Parade
"I am proud to be showing my children that any and every family can change the world and that indeed love wins."
Reflections of a Rainbow Parent for International Family Equality Day
By Candy Guinea, Digital Marketing Coordinator As many other rainbow families are aware, growing our queer family was an emotionally difficult but hard-won journey. My
LGBTQ Family Building Survey
Executive Summary The LGBTQ Family Building Survey provides new insight into how many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are interested in becoming
Why Our Family is Thrilled About OurShelves, a New LGBTQ-Affirming Book Subscription Service
Guest Author: Tati Quiroga, Director of National Family Networks at Family Equality Council Like many households, story time is a staple of our bedtime routine. As
Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day and Celebrate Bi+ Parents!
Back in July, we shared the story of Lola Jessika, a mother who once felt the pressure of hiding her bisexual identity. “Growing up in
Report: All Children Matter
Public policy should strive to act in the best interests of children. However, there are 2 million children being raised by LGBT parents–children from all