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New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 9
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

Jeanne Rizzo, left, and Pali Cooper attended the recent 10th anniversary celebration of the "Winter of Love" at San Francisco City Hall

LGBT Couples Face Easier Tax Season

FAMILY | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 1
In late August the IRS and U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it would treat same-sex couples that legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages as married for federal tax purposes.

April DeBoer, second from left, sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne, left, 3, and Jayne Rowse, fourth from left, and her adopted sons Jacob, 3, middle, and Nolan, 4, right.

Professor Defends Homes Led by Same-Sex Couples

FAMILY | By Ed White | Feb 26
A sociologist testifying at Michigan’s gay marriage trial says research clearly shows that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no disadvantage when compared to other kids.

Okla. Lawyers Say Gay Marriage Will Harm Children

FAMILY | Feb 25
Lawyers who are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that overturned Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage said in a court filing Monday that legalizing gay marriage would harm children, undermine society and make traditional marriages unstable.

Plaintiffs in the Virginia case Tim Bostic (left) and Tony London

Marriage Equality Victories Mount; Supremes Seem Destined to Revisit Issue

FAMILY | By Justin Snow | Feb 22
The brisk pace at which challenges to same-sex marriage bans have worked their way through the courts could place the issue before the Supreme Court sooner than anyone anticipated.

Ten years ago, on February 15, 2004, the line of same-sex couples waiting for marriage licenses at San Francisco City Hall stretched around the block

Ten Years Later, SF Couples Celebrate 2004 Same-Sex Weddings

FAMILY | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 14
Couples in San Francisco are set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the more than 4,000 same-sex weddings that took place in San Francisco during what was dubbed the "Winter of Love."

Valentine’s Day Demonstrations for Marriage

FAMILY | By John Riley | Feb 13
Virginians of various faith communities hoping to extend equal rights to LGBT people will host 23 demonstrations at county courthouses across the commonwealth on Valentine’s Day.

This Aug. 27, 2013 file photo shows director and actor Woody Allen at the French premiere of "Blue Jasmine," in Paris.

Allen defends self against Farrow’s abuse claims

FAMILY | By Derrik J. Lang | Feb 8
In a nearly 2,000-word open letter punctuated with rhetorical questions and decades-old anecdotes, notoriously media-shy Woody Allen again defended himself against renewed claims that he molested adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow 21 years ago.

Blue Cross to Offer Gay NC Couples Family Policies

FAMILY | Jan 29
North Carolina’s largest insurer is reversing course and now says it will offer family coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners in new policies.

Shahin Ghadir

West Coast Doctor Helps LGBT Families Have Children

FAMILY | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 31
Two fathers helping their little girl pick out the perfect Halloween costume, two mothers cheering on their child at the soccer field. For gay couples, adding children to their family is becoming more and more commonplace.