The Ups and Downs of Trying to Conceive

The first time we saw a positive pregnancy test, the elation was overwhelming. First try, at home. Bam! We told everyone we had ever known

Q & A with Family By Design Founder Darren Spedale

The LGBT community has always been on the forefront of alternative family-building. Now, thanks to a new website called

The LGBT Financial Experience

While we already know that we as gays and lesbians have more financial burdens than our straight counterparts, it is a pretty rare occasion that those outside of

What the DOMA Decision Means to Me

It feels different. It does. After all the nerves and anticipation and frank dread, when the Supreme Court finally issued their rulings last week I had to check

Thank You Supreme Court!

It is a good day for my family and many other same-sex couples across America. Today the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and

Fertility with a Side of Pancakes

“Pa pa pa,” our 15 month old yells from her carseat as we pull up to the diner. This — in case you don’t speak toddlerese — means

The Financial Effects of a DOMA Repeal for Gay Couples

By Gideon Alper Marriage equality has come a long way, but when it comes time to do your taxes, the federal government still treats married same-sex couples as single.

Your baby has five arms and three dots. Totally normal.

Early morning, the last day (maybe) that we won’t know whether Cell Ball is a boy or a girl. I try to enjoy this not-knowing time,

Why I Write About Being a Queer, Non-Biological Mother

A couple of days ago I received an email that I had a pending comment for a blog post I had written nearly a year ago on

The Junior Project: Part One

By Marc Leandro In early 2011, my husband Lin and I decided we wanted to start a family. With precious little knowledge, but a lot of determination, we waded

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