Category Archives: LGBT

More same-sex couples adopting across country

What would progressive-minded people do without the New York Times? This great newspaper doesn’t shy away from stories that probe deeply and reflect how our country and world are changing.  The news columns are filled with stories about minorities, the poor, … Continue reading

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Trib looks at growing number of adoptions by LGBT people

This is the first story I’ve seen in the media, whether mainstream or alternative, to assess the impact of the appellate court decision since it was made last September. It’s pretty much localized to the Tampa area, but it’s interesting … Continue reading

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Congressman Stark pens column on gay adoption bill

Rep. Stark, who introduced the bill mentioned in my last post, has written a fine column for the Washington Post. I was glad to see it rightly recognizes Florida’s own Martin Gill for his convictions and efforts to adopt two … Continue reading

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Congressman introduces bill to prevent discrimination

A  proposed bill to prevent states from restricting adoption by LGBT people may go nowhere in the U.S. Congress because of a lack of Republican support in the House of Representatives, but it’s a significant and symbolic step. See story … Continue reading

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A perfect Mother’s Day story: Meet the Aleniers

This is a wonderful post on the GLADD blog about the Aleniers, the Florida women who successfully adopted a little boy in the wake of last September’s appellate court decision. We need more stories like this to be spread to … Continue reading

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Story provides overview of adoption struggles throughout U.S.

This story provides a comprehensive look at the recent developments in the adoption issue across the country, including what’s happened recently in Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona. Representatives of the Family Equality Council and the Human Rights Campaign talk about the … Continue reading

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Arizona, Virginia tell LGBT parents we are not worthy

Wow. You might think that Florida is becoming one of the more progressive states, given the LGBT-unfriendly developments in Virginia and Arizona this week. This story reports the latest bad news from our sister states. A progressive idea in Virginia … Continue reading

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LGBT kids find it harder to find foster homes

This Huffington Post article about the sorry state of the foster care system in the U.S. delves into another angle that many LGBT individuals care about — the LGBT children in the system. Ironically at a time when some groups … Continue reading

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You Tube video takes on Huckabee’s position on adoption

There is no limit to the sarcasm in this biting You Tube video about Mike Huckabee and  his position on gay adoption. Huckabee scares me as a potential presidential candidate (although he won’t say anything that definite about running) because … Continue reading

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Are adoption opponents cooling heels until 2012?

Vicki Nantz  As the Florida’s legislative session nears its end May 6, there has been no movement toward usurping last fall’s appellate court decision allowing LGBT individuals to adopt children. So far, so good, right? Some political observers such as … Continue reading

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