The Next Family

The Next Family

Top 14 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Editorial
Compassionate people give willingly and generously of their time and resources. They are extraordinary friends, co-workers, parents, and spouses. ...
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WATCH: Gay American Travelers Ask Locals to Translate Homophobic Letter

International
The first part of the letter contained a homophobic joke, however the second half of the letter turned violent and explicitly homophobic. ...
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Debunked: Surrogacy Laws from Around the World

Health
For couples with fertility issues or for same-sex couples, surrogacy is a viable option to create a family, many forms are illegal or banned. ...
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Disney Removes Gender Designated Labeling in Halloween Store

Entertainment
Disney has recently made a move that will satisfy many parents. They’ve removed gender designated labels in their children’s Halloween store. ...
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Canada’s Newest Coins Could Feature Gay Families

International
Canada has chosen a shortlist of designs from five categories and in the category of “Character,” one coin shows LGBT families. ...
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Trans Students, Educators Protected in Kentucky’s Largest District

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National
With the recent attack from One Million Moms on trans teen, Jazz Jennings, it can sometimes feel as if the world is going backward: adults attacking children? ...
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Back to School Guidance and Resources for LGBTQ Parents and Students

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National
New schools, classmates and teachers may mean coming out again to unknowing peers. Here are ways you can advocate for yourself and your child this school year. ...
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WATCH: The Art of Coming Out on YouTube

Entertainment
Let’s look at some of our all-time favorite vloggers that came out on YouTube and some of the creative ways in which they did it. ...
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The Meaning of Family: Chinese Dad Fights For Gay Son’s Equal Rights

International
In 2007, Lin Xiaotao came out to his best friend, a woman. She offered to marry him so his parents wouldn’t find out about his sexuality. ...
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New Mexico: On The Road Again (with Kids)

Travel
According to my daughter, most things are “creepy” or “awkward.” She decided our road trip to New Mexico had the potential to be both. ...
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