Parenting / Entertainment

Representation of Modern Families in Kid-Friendly Entertainment

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By Alex Temblador

I recently wrote an article for The Next Family called, “Family-Friendly Films That Feature Adoption and Foster Care,” that shared wonderful family films with adoption or foster care story lines. My reasoning behind doing so was because every family deserves a chance to see similar families like theirs represented in various forms of entertainment.

The same can be said of other...

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In Honor of Women’s History Month: Successful Queer Women of The Past

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March is Women’s History Month and it is a vital and important month to recognize women from the past for their contribution and success that has inherently helped women be able to have opportunities today.

It’s also a month to remember the queer women who made giant leaps for women in their own respective careers, for without them, today’s queer women leaders like Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie...

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Lloyds Bank Features Same-Sex Proposal in New Ad

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Lloyds Bank has released a commercial featuring the different stages of life such as new motherhood, death and funerals, dropping children off at school for the first time, and even love.

Within the commercial, Lloyds Bank features many different characters, including a gay couple’s proposal. We witness the proposal and then the two men’s embrace later in the commercial after one of the men says,...

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Same-Sex Adoption Wins Big At The Supreme Court

By The Seattle Lesbian

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Monday, the United States Supreme Court reversed an Alabama Supreme Court decision refusing to recognize a lesbian mother’s prior adoption of her three children in Georgia. Monday’s summary reversal restores V.L. full rights as an adoptive parent.

“I am overjoyed that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Alabama court decision,” said the adoptive mother, V.L. “I have been my...

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McDonald’s Taiwan ‘Coming Out’ Commercial Shows a Beautiful Family Moment

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McCafe, the coffee-related section of McDonald’s, recently released a commercial in Taiwan that has gone viral for the love and acceptance it shows.

In the commercial, a son and father are sitting at a table. The son writes on his coffee cup, “I like boys.” The father seems to be upset and gets up to leave. When he returns with his own coffee, his son is trying to hide his tears. The father takes...

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Lesbian Comedian Judy Gold Gets Real About Motherhood

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Scary Mommy is doing a new web series on YouTube which will feature mothers sharing the best and worst parts about being a mom. One of the first mothers they featured was lesbian comedian, Judy Gold.

Gold is absolutely open and hilariously honest about raising her sons with their mother and her current partner. She hates that they play with Nerf balls and incidentally broke a family heirloom and...

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Blog: Keep Pushing & Stay Focused On This Election

By Tom Butts

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The Next Family has worked hard to show that a family is a family.  The HRC has fought for marriage equality and have won, thanks to the Supreme Courts’ narrow decision.

I think now is the time to keep pushing ahead for our brothers, sisters and questioning friends. 

As a gay man, I am now married to my husband of 15 years Scott, that’s awesome.

What’s missing…hmmm…

Equal pay for my...

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Mean Tweets: LGBT Edition

If you’re familiar with or a fan of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you may be aware of the segment called “Mean Tweets” which features celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves on screen.

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The purpose of the segment is to provide a humorous commentary on how ridiculous and mean people on social media can be.

ProjectHOPEafph.org decided to do their own version of “Mean Tweets” called, “Mean Tweets:...

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Strikes A Pose For Pride Toronto

By The Seattle Lesbian 

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Pride Toronto, the city’s most vibrant and inclusive arts and cultural festival and North America’s largest Pride celebration, has unveiled its 2016 Pride Month theme, announcing to the world that this June, “You Can Sit with Us.” The campaign for Canada’s first-ever Pride Month features Canada’s top political leaders: noted “sexiest man alive” and “politician dreamboat”...

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LGBT YouTubers React to Major LGBT Moments of 2015

YouTubers TrentAndLuke brought together huge LGBT YouTube stars to look over major moments that occurred within the LGBT community in 2015 and their reactions are priceless.

Big names like Steve Grand, Philip Green, Jack Merridew, Brendan Jordan, Mike Rizzi, Miles Jai, Dion Yorkie, and BriaAndChrissy were a part of this collaboration, and if you don’t know who they are, no worries, as this is a...

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India Launches Queer Taxis

By The Seattle Lesbian 

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Driven to Empower India’s Queer Community, Start-Up LGBT Cab Companies Emerge

You know it could be a great plot for a Bollywood movie: a story about India’s first-ever queer-owned and operated taxi companies, Gender Taxi and Rainbow Wings.

However, it’s a true story. Last month two start-up taxi cab companies were launched. Rainbow Wings, the Mumbai-based cab company...

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Ellen Page Documents How Gay People Live Around the World with ‘Gaycation’

Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian 
After years of “lying by omission,” actress Ellen Page is out and proud and gearing up to debut her latest project, Gaycation.
Page and her “soul twin,” Ian Daniel, traveled around the world to see places where “coming out doesn’t win you a standing ovation.” Page and Daniel go to places from Jamaica to Japan to the Iowa State Fair (where she calls...
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