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Better Quality Relationships Associated With Reduced Dementia Risk

Better Quality Relationships Associated With Reduced Dementia Risk

May 25
Positive social support from adult children is associated with reduced risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.

Texas Senate Approves 'Religious Refusal'  Adoption Measure

Texas Senate Approves 'Religious Refusal' Adoption Measure

May 24
Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.

Louisiana Same-Sex Couples Denied Domestic Abuse Protections

Louisiana Same-Sex Couples Denied Domestic Abuse Protections

May 24
Lawmakers have voted to have Louisiana remain one of only two states that bar same-sex couples from receiving domestic abuse protections.

Gay Dads & 3 Children Turned Away During 'Family Boarding' on Southwest Flight

Gay Dads & 3 Children Turned Away During 'Family Boarding' on Southwest Flight

May 23
A U.S. commercial airline's alleged mistreatment of passengers has once again made the headlines.

Judge Opposed to Gay Adoptions has Rule Change Blocked

Judge Opposed to Gay Adoptions has Rule Change Blocked

May 19
A Kentucky judge who declared his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay adults has been blocked from changing how he reviews adoption cases.

Russian Gay Rights Supporters Demonstrate in St. Petersburg

Russian Gay Rights Supporters Demonstrate in St. Petersburg

May 17
About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe International Day Against Homophobia and to call attention to claims of gay persecution and torture in Chechnya.

Library Brings Drag Queens, Kids Together for Story Hour

Library Brings Drag Queens, Kids Together for Story Hour

By Deepti Hajela | May 16
Brooklyn Public Library has been presenting Drag Queen Story Hour, where performers with names such as Lil Miss Hot Mess and Ona Louise regale an audience of young children and their parents.

Kentucky Judge is Under Pressure; Won't Hear Gay Adoptions

Kentucky Judge is Under Pressure; Won't Hear Gay Adoptions

May 16
Civil rights groups are seeking the removal of a Kentucky judge who won't hear adoption cases involving gay adults.

New Pet Tips in Honor of National Pet Month from Max Warehouse

New Pet Tips in Honor of National Pet Month from Max Warehouse

May 16
May is National Pet Month, and whether it runs, tweets or hops, there's a lot you can do to prepare your home and family for the new addition!

Texas Adoption Bill OK's Rejection of Non-Christian Parents

Texas Adoption Bill OK's Rejection of Non-Christian Parents

By Meredith Hoffman | May 9
State-funded adoption agencies backing Texas legislation that would sanction the rejection of prospective parents on religious grounds already routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants because they are wary of their beliefs or lifestyle.

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