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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.

Padma Lakshmi Cooks Up a Children's Book with a Message

Padma Lakshmi Cooks Up a Children's Book with a Message

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 30, 2021

"It's a hugely autobiographical book," says Lakshmi. "I am not a children's author. I don't have experience writing for this audience beyond just making up stories at bedtime for my own child. So I needed to write about something I knew."

7 Gay Couple Goals and Tips for Better Sex and Love Life

7 Gay Couple Goals and Tips for Better Sex and Love Life

Aug 27, 2021

Like any relationship, a love relationship needs care and maintenance. But unlike other relationships, it requires a different approach.

7 Tips for LGBTQ+ Parents to Help Schools Fight Stigma and Ignorance

7 Tips for LGBTQ+ Parents to Help Schools Fight Stigma and Ignorance

Aug 27, 2021

A researcher offers suggestions for how LGBTQ+ caregivers can advocate for themselves and their children if they run into stigma or ignorance.

Watch: How HMI and Hope in a Box are Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth

Watch: How HMI and Hope in a Box are Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 25, 2021

In this special 'On the EDGE' episode, we welcome the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth and Hope in a Box to talk about how their organizations are empowering queer youth and strengthening allyship for an inclusive future for all.

Is Your Dog Stressed Out?

Is Your Dog Stressed Out?

Aug 23, 2021

While regular CBD oil for dogs is a great part of their daily wellness routine, sometimes they need a little extra comfort and care. If you know your dog struggles with stress, additional calming ingredients may help.

Record Delta Wave Hits Kids, Raises Fear as US Schools Open

Record Delta Wave Hits Kids, Raises Fear as US Schools Open

By Lindsey Tanner | Aug 19, 2021

But with the highly contagious delta variant spreading across the U.S., children are filling hospital intensive care beds instead of classrooms in record numbers, more even than at the height of the pandemic.

Census Data: Same-Sex Families Hit Twice as Hard by COVID Economic Downturn

Census Data: Same-Sex Families Hit Twice as Hard by COVID Economic Downturn

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16, 2021

Census data shows that same-sex families in America are twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to be severely hard-hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Same-Sex Couple, Family Flee Russia after Supermarket Ad Makes Them Targets

Same-Sex Couple, Family Flee Russia after Supermarket Ad Makes Them Targets

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 6, 2021

A family that includes a lesbian mother and a same-sex couple has fled Russia in fear for their lives after being featured in an online advertisement last month that triggered an outpouring of hate.

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