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Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in America every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT.
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In Italy, Confusion and Division Over Same-Sex Parenting

In Italy, Confusion and Division Over Same-Sex Parenting | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

An Italian court’s decision to recognize two homosexual men as the fathers of twin children has exposed confusion and a deep divide in the country over parenting rights of same-sex couples.


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It was disclosed earlier this week that a court in the northern Italian city of Trento granted the men full rights as parents to their six-year-old twins, who were born in Canada through surrogacy. The gay community hailed the decision—the first to accord full parental rights to a non-biological father—as historic in a country that last year became one of the last in Europe to approve civil unions for gay couples. But the ruling kicked up controversy right away, with the head of the main group opposing the civil-unions bill saying it marked a “sad day for Italy.”

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We Love These 10 Animated Same-Sex Parents

We Love These 10 Animated Same-Sex Parents | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Queer kids need representation in TV and movies to provide good role models — and thankfully, we're finally getting some. Here's our list of 10 amazing animated same-sex parents.
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Team of lawyers create guidebook for LGBT couples in Singapore

Team of lawyers create guidebook for LGBT couples in Singapore | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

What do you do when you cannot marry your long-term partner but want to buy a home together? If you want to have or adopt children, what are the laws around that?.

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An Overdue Victory for Gay Parents and Their Children

An Overdue Victory for Gay Parents and Their Children | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
New York’s highest court overturned a 1991 ruling denying parental rights to many gays and lesbians, as well as others in nontraditional families.
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Gay Custody Fights Redefine Legal Parenthood

Gay Custody Fights Redefine Legal Parenthood | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
New York’s highest court will soon tackle a thorny legal question at the center of an increasing number of custody battles among gay parents nationwide: What constitutes a parent?
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