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Children's Easter Egg Hunt Nixed Because of Unruly Parents

Children's Easter Egg Hunt Nixed Because of Unruly Parents

Apr 11
A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years.

AIDS Alliance Observes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS Alliance Observes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Apr 10
April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and groups like AIDS Alliance joins Advocates for Youth in highlighting both the impact of the epidemic on young people and the contributions they have made.

Hawaii LGBT Couples Seek Equal Access to Fertility Treatment

Hawaii LGBT Couples Seek Equal Access to Fertility Treatment

By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 10
LGBT couples are pushing legislation requiring insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage for surrogates, which would help gay couples who must use a surrogate.

Nebraska Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay and Lesbian Foster Parents

Nebraska Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay and Lesbian Foster Parents

By Margery A. Beck | Apr 7
The Nebraska Supreme Court says a former state policy banning same-sex couples from serving as foster parents or adopting wards of the state was akin to hanging a "Whites Only" sign on a hiring-office door.

S.C. Judge Rules Lesbian Couple Had Common Law Marriage for Decades

S.C. Judge Rules Lesbian Couple Had Common Law Marriage for Decades

By Maria Dominguez | Apr 1
After the end of a relationship that lasted almost 40 years, Debra Parks, 62, sued to have her rights recognized by the court. According to Family Court Judge Thomas White, Parks had a common law marriage with her partner.

A Muppet with Autism to be Welcomed on 'Sesame Street'

A Muppet with Autism to be Welcomed on 'Sesame Street'

By Frazier Moore | Mar 20
Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.

Mommy Blogger Cancels Family Trip to Disney World Over 'Gay Moment' in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Mommy Blogger Cancels Family Trip to Disney World Over 'Gay Moment' in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Mar 17
A mommy blogger from Louisiana reportedly called off her family vacation to Disney World after learning the live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" has, what she calls, an "exclusively gay moment."

Ala. House Passes Bill Protecting Religious Adoption Agencies

Ala. House Passes Bill Protecting Religious Adoption Agencies

By Anthony Izaguirre | Mar 17
Alabama House members voted Thursday to protect faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, despite strong opposition from a respected lesbian lawmaker who called it an attack against gay people.

Congresswoman Lee Defends Planned Parenthood at Budget Committee Markup

Congresswoman Lee Defends Planned Parenthood at Budget Committee Markup

Mar 17
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, delivered remarks at today's markup denouncing cuts to Planned Parenthood in Republicans' healthcare plan. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery.

Fla. School Bus Driver Accused of Telling Boy He and His 2 Moms are Going to Hell

Fla. School Bus Driver Accused of Telling Boy He and His 2 Moms are Going to Hell

Mar 14
A 7-year-old boy says a bus driver from the Polk County School District in Florida told him that he and his two mothers are going to hell because of his parents' same-sex marriage.

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