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Family Programming Needs Assessment Survey

The purpose of the Triangle Community Center Family Programming Needs Assessment Survey is to determine the needs of LGBTQ families and the extent to which individuals who identify as an LGBTQ parent or would-be parent would be interested in a set of LGBTQ family programs and services. The results of this anonymous survey will be used for program development by Triangle Community Center.
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Please take a moment to fill out Triangle Community Center's brief survey regarding the needs of LGBTQ Families, including programs and services! 

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A Tale of Two Uncles: Teaching My Kids About Sexual Orientation

A Tale of Two Uncles: Teaching My Kids About Sexual Orientation | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
What's the statute of limitations on bringing up questions that should have, theoretically, been answered years earlier?...
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The Changing Map of Marriage Equality in the US

The Changing Map of Marriage Equality in the US | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Recent court decisions regarding marriage bans in three states have once again altered the map for marriage equality in the US. A Ju
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12 Twists on Summer Fun

12 Twists on Summer Fun | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Say bye-bye to the B-word (boredom) with these mom-tested ways to rekindle the thrill of summer.
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Free Fertility Testing for All Teachers: Find Out Your Family Building Potential

Free Fertility Testing for All Teachers: Find Out Your Family Building Potential | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) appreciates the teachers in our community during a month of free fertility testing.
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Amplify Your Voice Resource Kit

Amplify Your Voice Resource Kit | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
No one should be bullied or called names simply for being who they are. Still, millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are made to feel like they don't fit in every day; some even feel unsafe. Check out GLAAD's Amplify Your Voice Resource Kit to find tips and information for educators, parents and youth.
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Surrogacy Lessons Learned | The Texas Gay Fathers Case - Gay Parents To Be | LGBT Family Building Resource

Surrogacy Lessons Learned | The Texas Gay Fathers Case - Gay Parents To Be | LGBT Family Building Resource | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
What Happened with the Texas Gay Fathers Case? On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 the HUFFPOST Gay Voices published a story about Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs, the fathers of twins delivered via a surrogate in Dallas, Texas. The story addressed … Continue reading →
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Outraged by what happened recently in Texas to two gay dads? 

Gay Parents to Be, don't miss this! A Reproductive Lawyer shares her surrogacy lessons learned from the case

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Baby orangutan is best new hope for survival of his species

Baby orangutan is best new hope for survival of his species | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
His mom is the first orangutan to give birth after undergoing artificial insemination
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Dr. Leondires spoke with CBS News about assisted reproductive technology and the baby orangutan whose birth provides new hope for the survival of his species.

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Gay Dads' Brains Develop Just Like Those of Straight Parents, Study Finds

Gay Dads' Brains Develop Just Like Those of Straight Parents, Study Finds | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
A new study that could affect whether adoption agencies are willing to work with gay couples shows that after adopting, gay men's brain activity resembles that of both new moms and new dads
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Gay Parents To Be Medical Director Dr. Mark Leondires Helps Orangutan Become Mother

Gay Parents To Be Medical Director Dr. Mark Leondires Helps Orangutan Become Mother | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Veterinarians, and Dr. Mark Leondires Accomplish a Milestone Victory for Wildlife Conservation
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Endangered Baby Orangutan Born through First-Ever Successful Assisted Reproduction! See how Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of Gay Parents To Be, accomplished a milestone victory for wildlife conservation

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Father's Day | The Joy & The Journey

Father's Day | The Joy & The Journey | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Celebrating Father's Day, Sunday, June 15th, Dr. Leondires, Medical Director of Gay Parents to Be, reflects on his own journey as a gay parent.
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LGBTQ Pride Events for Families | GayParentsToBe

LGBTQ Pride Events for Families | GayParentsToBe | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Check out some exciting LGBTQ Pride Events happening all across the country that are great for your entire family!
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9 Books About Families With Gay and Lesbian Parents - No Time For Flash Cards

9 Books About Families With Gay and Lesbian Parents - No Time For Flash Cards | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Picture books about families that feature lesbian and gay parents.
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Lesbian Family Planning: Fertility Treatment Options for Women

Lesbian Family Planning: Fertility Treatment Options for Women | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Congratulations on deciding to have a baby! How do you begin? Our Fertility Specialist explains the fertility treatment options for lesbian family planning.
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What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Am A Lesbian Mom

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Am A Lesbian Mom | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Even with the questions and the additional pressure, we realize our daughter was born in an amazing time.
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WATCH: Mother Schools Haters Who Don't Understand Her Trans Daughter

WATCH: Mother Schools Haters Who Don't Understand Her Trans Daughter | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
"My daughter is six years old. She transitioned, which means she changed her outward appearance from male to female and started living full time as her true gender, when she was four. Until that point she was quite a rough and tumble little boy ...
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Transgender can be difficult to understand making it harder for others to accept. This is a beautiful talk from the mother of a 6 year old transgender child. Listen. Learn. Share.

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Yet another study finds gays make great parents

Yet another study finds gays make great parents | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
A new Australian study has found children in same-sex families are developing normally and are in good physical health.
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Kids Raised By Gay Parents Are More Than Alright, According To New Study

Kids Raised By Gay Parents Are More Than Alright, According To New Study | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is being billed as the largest of its kind.

Conducted by Australia's University of Melbourne, the ne...
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10 Reasons I Have Pride in Parenting

10 Reasons I Have Pride in Parenting | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Pride takes on different meanings for everyone, but what does pride mean from the perspective of a gay parent? Our parenting writer, Frank Lowe, gives his usual mix of satire and sincerity to answer t
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Financial Packages | Gay Parenting Financial Resources and Services

Financial Packages | Gay Parenting Financial Resources and Services | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
We help LGBT couples manage the costs of Fertility Treatment & Family Building. Learn about our different financial packages & meet our Financial Counselors
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Gay Parents To Be offers various options to help you manage the costs of fertility treatment and family building. Learn more about our financial packages here

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Surrogacy | An Alternative Approach To Parenting | Gay Parents To Be

Surrogacy | An Alternative Approach To Parenting | Gay Parents To Be | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
With the arrival of in vitro fertilization, surrogacy is now an alternative approach to parenthood and a viable option for gay men wanting to become parents
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Surrogacy can sometimes be intimidating. Gay Parents To Be is here to help answer all of your questions

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White House Summit on Working Families: Why LGBT Families Matter

White House Summit on Working Families: Why LGBT Families Matter | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Today the White House hosted the nation's first ever Summit on Working Families, an event focused on creating a nation-wide conversation about creating positive workplace policies.
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The White House Summit on June 24th brought together parents, advocates, employers, and lawmakers, to explore opportunities and policies that can give the modern American family, including LGBT families, the best chance to succeed at work and at home.

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On night feedings, diaper changes, and vicious political attacks

On night feedings, diaper changes, and vicious political attacks | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hooper examines how having a child has dramatically changed his LGBT advocacy work. He's not just advocating for himself. He's advocating for her.
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A must-read by Jeremy Hooper on night feedings, diaper changes, and vicious political attacks

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Gay Parenting Medical Team | Fertility Doctors & Fertility Specialists

Gay Parenting Medical Team | Fertility Doctors & Fertility Specialists | Gay Parenting | Scoop.it
Gay Parents To Be's medical team of Fertility Doctors & Fertility Specialists provides quality care and support to help LGBT persons build families.
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Have you had the chance to get acquainted with our medical team? Get to know them here

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