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7 Tips to Avoid Going Over Budget on Kids' Holiday Gifts

7 Tips to Avoid Going Over Budget on Kids' Holiday Gifts

By Amanda Barroso, NerdWallet | Dec 8, 2021

These holiday shopping tips from budgeting and parenting experts can help you find what works for your family.

Disney to Require COVID-19 Shots for Cruise Guests 5 and Up

Disney to Require COVID-19 Shots for Cruise Guests 5 and Up

Nov 22, 2021

Disney Cruise Line will require all guests ages 5 and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before setting sail starting early next year, the company announced.

How to Talk to and Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Teens

How to Talk to and Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Teens

Nov 16, 2021

For family and loved ones of transgender and gender diverse children, knowing how to talk to them about gender can present a learning curve.

Married Mormon Couple: He's Gay, but It's 'Great Sex!'

Married Mormon Couple: He's Gay, but It's 'Great Sex!'

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 13, 2021

A married mixed-gender Mormon couple enjoys great sex even though the husband is gay, the couple told the press.

Can At-Home COVID Tests Make Holiday Gatherings Safer?

Can At-Home COVID Tests Make Holiday Gatherings Safer?

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 12, 2021

Combined with vaccination, home test kits for COVID-19 can add a layer of safety and reassurance by providing on-the-spot results during this second year of pandemic holidays.

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Claim Fully Equal Social Security Benefits

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Claim Fully Equal Social Security Benefits

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 7, 2021

With the end to a Trump-era appeal in the courts, same-sex couples can now claim fully equal Social Security survivors benefits.

LGBTQ+ People Who Come Out Later in Life Face Unique Obstacles

LGBTQ+ People Who Come Out Later in Life Face Unique Obstacles

By Ashley Duong | Nov 7, 2021

A lot can be hidden behind a marriage. For Brad and Cyndi Marler, it was that they are both gay. A few years after their wedding, they told each other their secret. Then, for more than three decades, they told no one else.

9 LGBTQ-Friendly Tips for Navigating Holiday Stress

9 LGBTQ-Friendly Tips for Navigating Holiday Stress

Oct 31, 2021

Matthew Boudreaux, aka Mister Domestic, offers nine tips and resources to help LGBTQ+ manage holiday stress and mental health.

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Oct 27, 2021

The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations as government advisers endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

Tom Daley: Gay Fathers Like Him Subjected to More 'Judgment'

Tom Daley: Gay Fathers Like Him Subjected to More 'Judgment'

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 16, 2021

Openly gay Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley reflects in his new memoir "Coming Up for Air" on how being a gay dad attracts heightened "judgment" and unwanted parenting advice.

Suit: U.S. Enabling LGBTQ Discrimination in Foster Program

Suit: U.S. Enabling LGBTQ Discrimination in Foster Program

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Oct 14, 2021

The federal government is funding organizations that illegally discriminate against LGBTQ candidates to become foster care parents for unaccompanied refugee children, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.

Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young Talks 'Nuclear Family,' Her Personal Doc Streaming on HBO Max

Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young Talks 'Nuclear Family,' Her Personal Doc Streaming on HBO Max

By Steve Duffy | Oct 11, 2021

Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young revisits growing up with her two moms and the legal battle for visitation rights from her sperm donor father.

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy Can Have Ethical Challenges — but It is a Positive Experience for Some

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy Can Have Ethical Challenges — but It is a Positive Experience for Some

By Danielle Tumminio, Hansen Emory University | Oct 7, 2021

There is global disagreement about the ethics of surrogacy, but the fact remains it's an ethically complex issue with both rewards and risks.

Filmmaker Revisits Case that Challenged Her and Her 2 Moms

Filmmaker Revisits Case that Challenged Her and Her 2 Moms

By Lynn Elber | Sep 25, 2021

Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell.

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

Sep 23, 2021

A married couple in Denver turned out to be matches for an organ transplant as well as soul mates: "It just feels like it was meant to be."

Tennessee Gay Couple, Turned Away by Wedding Venue, Get Support, Plenty of Options

Tennessee Gay Couple, Turned Away by Wedding Venue, Get Support, Plenty of Options

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21, 2021

A gay couple in Tennessee who were bounced by a wedding venue because they are both men have been flooded with offers of wedding services at a discount since their story hit the news.

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 20, 2021

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

He's Gay, but Mormon Husband & Wife Say They're Happy

He's Gay, but Mormon Husband & Wife Say They're Happy

Sep 10, 2021

When devout Mormon Nicholas Applegate came out as gay, it was in order to be up front with Jordan, the woman he was marrying. The couple say it doesn't matter; they are happy.

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Welcome Twins

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Welcome Twins

Sep 7, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten announced they are parents of twins on social media Saturday.

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