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Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

He's Gay, but Mormon Husband & Wife Say They're Happy

Sep 10, 2021

When devout Mormon Nicholas Applegate came out as gay, it was in order to be up front with Jordan, the woman he was marrying. The couple say it doesn't matter; they are happy.

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Welcome Twins

Sep 7, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten announced they are parents of twins on social media Saturday.

Padma Lakshmi Cooks Up a Children's Book with a Message

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 30, 2021

"It's a hugely autobiographical book," says Lakshmi. "I am not a children's author. I don't have experience writing for this audience beyond just making up stories at bedtime for my own child. So I needed to write about something I knew."

7 Gay Couple Goals and Tips for Better Sex and Love Life

Aug 27, 2021

Like any relationship, a love relationship needs care and maintenance. But unlike other relationships, it requires a different approach.

7 Tips for LGBTQ+ Parents to Help Schools Fight Stigma and Ignorance

Aug 27, 2021

A researcher offers suggestions for how LGBTQ+ caregivers can advocate for themselves and their children if they run into stigma or ignorance.

Watch: How HMI and Hope in a Box are Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth

Watch: How HMI and Hope in a Box are Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth

Aug 25, 2021

In this special 'On the EDGE' episode, we welcome the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth and Hope in a Box to talk about how their organizations are empowering queer youth and strengthening allyship for an inclusive future for all.

Is Your Dog Stressed Out?

Is Your Dog Stressed Out?

Aug 23, 2021

While regular CBD oil for dogs is a great part of their daily wellness routine, sometimes they need a little extra comfort and care. If you know your dog struggles with stress, additional calming ingredients may help.

Record Delta Wave Hits Kids, Raises Fear as US Schools Open

By Lindsey Tanner | Aug 19, 2021

But with the highly contagious delta variant spreading across the U.S., children are filling hospital intensive care beds instead of classrooms in record numbers, more even than at the height of the pandemic.

Census Data: Same-Sex Families Hit Twice as Hard by COVID Economic Downturn

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16, 2021

Census data shows that same-sex families in America are twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to be severely hard-hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Same-Sex Couple, Family Flee Russia after Supermarket Ad Makes Them Targets

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 6, 2021

A family that includes a lesbian mother and a same-sex couple has fled Russia in fear for their lives after being featured in an online advertisement last month that triggered an outpouring of hate.

Pandemic Travel Bans Divide Loved Ones Across Borders

By Tali Arbel | Aug 5, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, a constantly changing and confusing web of travel restrictions have separated loved ones around the world.

Gay Dads Sue NYC Schools That Blamed Their Son for Homophobic Abuse

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2021

Two fathers have brought suit against the NYC school system, claiming that school administrators not only did nothing to stop the homophobic bullying their son endured, they also blamed the child for the attacks he suffered.

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

By Michael Casey and Ben Finley | Aug 1, 2021

There is a growing national movement — bolstered by tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance — to find ways to keep millions of at-risk tenants hurt by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes.

Conservative Montenegro Registers 1st Same-Sex Partnership

Jul 25, 2021

Montenegro has registered the first same-sex partnership in the staunchly conservative country that is striving to join the European Union, authorities said Sunday.

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer


Whether you spend your summer seeking adventure or staying close to home, you'll have more fun with your furry friend along for the ride. A little planning can go a long way in making sure your sidekick stays safe.

Preschool Show Boasts Girl Power, Plus Nonbinary Bison Fred

By Lynn Elber | Jul 7, 2021

If there's a missing necklace, an AWOL baby penguin or a herd of on-the-loose caribou, Ridley Jones is your go-to guy. Or make that your girl.

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

By JoNel Aleccia | Jun 23, 2021

In a nation where researchers calculate that more than 46,000 children have lost one or both parents to COVID since February 2020, finding basic services has been difficult, if not impossible.

When it Comes to Heated Divorce, Pets Aren't People Too

By Leanne Italie | Jun 22, 2021

New ways of working out custody of the dog, cat or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and "petnups" to avoid courtroom disputes.

An LGBTQ-Friendly Fertility Clinic Rethinks the Path Parenthood, One Step at a Time


A recent study by Family Equality indicates that regardless of annual household income, 45 to 53% of LGBTQ millennials plan to become parents. But planning and actually having a baby are two different things. Enter Prelude Fertility.

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