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Seattle Center Winterfest Returns with Spirited Music and Merriment

Seattle Center Winterfest 2016
Local
A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment returns in 2016 with Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 25-Dec. 31. ...
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LGBT Foster Teens Find a New Home in Arizona’s Groundbreaking Pilot Program

National
In Laveen, Ariz., Jennifer Redmond runs a group where only LGBT foster teens live. It’s been open for nine months. ...
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Seattle Center Polish Festival Celebrates Warsaw’s Cultural Influence and Heritage

Photo: Piotr Horoszowski
Local
The fifth annual Polish Festival celebrates Poland’s capital city Warsaw, situated in the dynamic Mazovia region. ...
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Family Equality Council Announces New Exec Director: Stan J. Sloan

Family Week/COLAGE
National
Stan J. Sloan has been named the new Executive Director of Family Equality Council, the national advocacy group connecting three million LGBTQ parents and their six million children of all ages. ...
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Florida Now Issuing Corrected Birth Certificates Listing Married Same-Sex Spouses

Health
Married same-sex couples in Florida can now receive birth certificates that list both parents. ...
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New Federal Report Shows Increasing Support of Same-Sex Adoptions

Health
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows increasing national support for adoptions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents. ...
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Australian Same-Sex Parenting Documentary ‘Gayby Baby’ to Screen in U.S.

Ebony/Gayby Baby
Entertainment
Gayby Baby, an Australian documentary following four children of gay parents, will screen in more than 50 U.S. cities starting April 1. ...
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Inslee Unveils New Children’s Services Structure in Washington State

Local
The idea to create a separate agency for child welfare was first introduced by legislators in 1988 and numerous proposals have been passed since then. ...
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Seattle Center Festál Announces 23 Free Festive Weekends in 2016

Polish Festival at Seattle Center
Local
In 2016, Seattle Center and community organizations in the Seattle region present 23 ethnic festivals on weekends throughout the year. ...
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Lesbian Couple Ordered to Hand Adopted Child Back to Birth Mom, Changed Her Mind

International
After living with lesbian mothers since birth, an Australian girl will be “transitioned” back to her biological family after her birth mother “changed her mind.” ...
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