Tag Archives: Gay

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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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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ACLU Florida creates Facebook page on adoption issue

The American Civil Liberties Union in Florida has created a page on Facebook as part of its campaign for the adoption issue. The page just passed 100 “likes,” and I hope it gains a lot more. Here is the link. … 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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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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‘In Anita’s Wake’ now can be seen on You Tube

Thanks to the Internet and You Tube, everyone can watch Vicki Nantz’ wonderful documentary, “In Anita’s Wake: The Irrational War on Florida’s Gay Families.” The documentary has been posted in four parts on You Tube. The first part is above, … Continue reading

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ACLU brings media training, film to Jacksonville

The ACLU is bringing its resources and expertise to Northeast Florida this  coming weekend in its ongoing effort to be sure the right to adopt and foster for LGBT people is maintained in this state. I highly recommend the GLAAD … Continue reading

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As more come out of closet, tolerance and support grow

Gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk often talked about the need for more gay and lesbian Americans to come out of the closet for many reasons – both personal and political. Milk said: “I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or … Continue reading

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