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Opinion in Newsday: Supreme Court decision is just the beginning for LGBTQ families

It was a dream they’d been holding on to for such a long time, even on days when things felt utterly hopeless. But now it could come true. They could each walk through the doors of their schools, greet their friends after summer vacation and proudly announce that their parents were married. In the wake
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LISTEN: NPR: Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Americans Remain Split On Same-Sex Marriage

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: More reaction now on today’s historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The announcement set off a party atmosphere among the hundreds of people gathered outside of the court. LUDDEN: Same-sex marriage supporters say they, too, have more work to do. Gabriel Blau of the Family Equality Council says discrimination against gays
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Parent Herald: Fisher Price & Proud Parenting Launch Program to Increase Visibility of LGBT Parents

Fisher Price, a well-known company of toys and baby gears, took a broader step as they partnered with Proud Parenting to launch the Proud Parenting LGBT Family Photo Gallery. The said program aims to increase the visibility of the LGBT parents and promote interaction among LGBT parents and the community. This is a great opportunity
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LGBTQ Community Shares How Theatre Helps Them “See the World in New Ways” at Playbill Family Day

As part of Playbill’s 30 Days of Pride, theatre lovers of all ages gathered for Playbill’s Family Day June 13. Organizers and participants of the event shared their excitement with Playbill.com. As he watched kids running around the room from activity to activity, Gabriel Blau, executive director of Family Equality Council, stepped back to take
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VIDEO: Gabriel joins the TODAY Show to talk Caitlyn Jenner and her story

Caitlyn Jenner in new E! documentary declares: ‘I’m the new normal’ Caitlyn Jenner provided TODAY with a peek into her new life in an exclusive clip from her upcoming cable documentary. Gabriel Blau of the Family Equality Council said Jenner’s coming out has created a “teachable moment” for families. “What Caitlyn has done is given
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WATCH: Out.com: Jussie Smollett Praises Lee Daniels as His ‘Gay Father’

Last night, during the Family Equality Council’s 10th annual Night at the Pier, the organization dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ families honored filmmaker Lee Daniels who is also an openly gay father of twins. It seemed especially appropriate since his most recent hit, the TV show Empire, depicts a family with an openly gay son, Jamal, played by gay actor Jussie
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Playbill: Family Day OUT Event Welcomes LGBT Families and Allies to Aladdin and Lion King On Broadway

Playbill will celebrate its second annual Playbill Pride initiative with Family Day OUT, a June 13 event that invites LGBT families and allies to attend special performances of Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin on Broadway. “We are proud to partner with Playbill on this event,” adds Gabriel Blau, Executive Director of Family Equality Council.
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USA Today: Gay marriage controversy focuses on children

WASHINGTON — It is perhaps the most controversial component of the national debate over same-sex marriage: Who should raise children? The judge who wrote the decision upholding gay-marriage bans in four Midwest states gave at least some same-sex couples a shout-out last fall, even while ruling against them. His ruling is being appealed to the
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LGBT families voice their concerns

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Greater Lafayette’s LGBT community held a town hall Monday evening to give people a chance to ask questions and talk about their experiences. The event was aimed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families and their children. Parents as well as panel members said that the real victims would be children
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Yahoo! Parenting: Daughter of Two Moms Comes Out Against Gay Marriage

A South Carolina woman’s new essay about being raised by her lesbian mom contains a surprising revelation: she opposes marriage equality. “Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s,” writes Heather Barwick, a 31-year-old mother of four, in The Federalist. “I’m writing to you because I’m
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