UPCOMING EVENT: LGBT FAMILY BUILDING EXPO

When: Saturday, April, 27, 2013 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: The Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY What: LGBT Family Building Expo, a fun, educational day for prospective LGBTQ parents Center Families will host a day full of resources for LGBTQ parents-to-be on Saturday, April 27 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center’s (the Center)…

IHI’S FIRST ANNUAL SPRING FORWARD FUNDRAISER

  When: Tuesday April 2, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Where: The Dalloway, 525 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013 What: The Institute for Human Identity is hosting their first annual Spring Forward fundraiser at The Dalloway on Tuesday, April 2nd from 7-9pm. For the $50 ticket price, you will enjoy complimentary cocktails by…

EVENT: INTERRACIAL LGBTQ FAMILIES WORKSHOP AT THE IHI

When: Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm Where: Institute for Human Identity, 322 Eighth Avenue(at 26th street), Suite 802, New York, NY 10001 What: Interracial LGBTQ Families: The Challenges Ahead, featuring speakers Dionne Scott and Tara Lombardo, MHC-LP In interracial families, LGBTQ parents have unique concerns. In addition to facing hurdles associated with being a Q family, these parents…

ANY DAY NOW TACKLES GAY ADOPTION IN THE 70′S

This month’s One Cool Thing was brought to our attention by Henry of DAD Squared, who recently hosted an interview with Emmy-winning screenwriter George Arthur Bloom about his new film, Any Day Now. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, Any Day Now is an interesting look into the legal and social hurdles a gay couple could face trying to…

AFA EVENT: EVENING ABOUT LESBIAN PREGNANCY IN BROOKLYN

When: Thursday, January 31st 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 310 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY What: An evening about Lesbian Pregnancy, hosted by the American Fertility Association How: Reservations are preferred. Contact Corey Whelan – corey@theafa.org, (718) 853-1411 Join The American Fertility Association and Brooklyn Community Pride Center for a free Family Planning Panel and Discussion. On Thursday…

FAMILY Q EVENT: FERTILITY ISSUES FOR LESBIANS WORKSHOP

When: Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm Where: Institute for Human Identity, 322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 802, New York, NY 10001 What: IHI runs a free workshop series for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents entitled Family Q. Additionally, IHI provides follow-up counseling for workshop participants who would like more support in working through some of the emotional complexities that…

RICH AND DUSTIN

First Name: Rich Partner’s First Name: Dustin Age: 30 & 34 Hometown: Just settling into our new home in Nashua, NH Number of Children: Two active 8 & 9 year olds, with baby number 3 on his/her way, due April 2013. Names of Children: Our oldest, a son, Liam and our youngest by one year and one day, our daughter, Naomie.…

CAN WE ADOPT AN UNDOCUMENTED CHILD?

Q: My partner and I (both United States citizens) know a child who is in the United States but undocumented. Could we adopt her? A: Immigration issues are commonly found in adoption. Since Greenberg Adoption focuses only on adoption and family formation, I have consulted with New York immigration lawyer Kiran Siddiqi at Lehach & Filippa…

FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR GAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES

  When: Monday, October 15 and Monday, October 22 Where: he Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street What: Center Families members have two great opportunities to receive FREE legal advice regarding adoption, contracts, living wills, and more. New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and Greenberg Adoption are offering four 30-minute appointments with their…

FERTILITY ISSUES AND LESBIAN CONCEPTION

By Kate When first embarking on our journey to conception, my partner of 10 years and I spent many hours searching the Internet and reading books about the process. Although it was helpful to learn about the basics, none of that research prepared us for this difficult journey. We have found the best sources of…