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Helping LGBT Families in Mississippi, Alabama, and Other Southern States

A few years back Family Equality Council partnered with several other national advocacy groups to produce “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families.” The report revealed the vast discrimination and economic disparities facing LGBT parents and their children in the United States and suggested a road map for bringing our laws […]

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Op-Ed: Who Is Sticking Up for Southern LGBT Families?

A few weeks ago, a man set fire to the home of a lesbian couple and their children in Miami. After he was arrested for the crime, he told police he despised lesbians and thought they did not deserve to have children. As I’m the head of a national organization that looks out for the […]

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State and Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

Challenged by its mission to advocate for LGBTQ equality in the Deep South through the arts and humanities, Living in Limbo, Inc. announces the next step in its continued evolution: State and Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South, A Living in Limbo Documentary (State and Union). State and Union is a feature length documentary currently in production, […]

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Opinion in Newsday: Why same-sex couples need two-parent adoption rights

As a married gay man in New York raising an adopted son with my husband, and as the leader of a national LGBT organization, I am concerned that the current patchwork of sometimes insufficient marriage and adoption laws across the country discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender couples and our children. No family’s security should […]

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Interview: Spotlight Series: Gabriel Blau and Dylan Stein

The Next Family caught up with Gabriel Blau who is the Executive Director at Family Equality Council, a national organization advocating for and connecting LGBTQ families.  He is married and has a son. I was able to chat with him about life as a dad, how he met his husband, and his job at Family Equality […]

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Washington Blade: Family Equality Council Looks to Future with New Executive Director

Gabriel Blau (left) and his family. (Photo courtesy of Family Equality Council) Family Equality Council Executive Director Gabriel Blau’s faith background has always proven an integral part of his LGBT advocacy. He founded the God and Sexuality National Academic Conference at Bard College in 1998 that brought together scholars and advocates to present lectures and […]

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Dallas Voice: Making lives easier for LGBT families

The new executive director of  Family Equality Council stops in Dallas for  fundraiser and calls his group the LGBT voice for families Gabriel Blau calls his work at Family Equality Council personal. In 2008, he and his husband adopted a child, making them one of the three million LGBT parents in this country. Six million […]

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Windy City Times: Don Lemon defends remarks; man sues for sex-sting arrest

Openly gay CNN host Don Lemon is defending himself after his controversial remarks about the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices caused a Twitter revolt, according to The Huffington Post. During a radio commentary about the controversial practice, Lemon asked, “Would you rather be politically correct, or safe and alive?” That line prompted a […]

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ABC News: Same-Sex Adoptions Next Frontier for LGBT Advocates

Philip McAdoo and his partner, Sean Cavanaugh, were in the process of adopting their son, Zaden, while living in New York City before same-sex marriage was legalized there in 2011. But by the time the official papers were finalized last year, they had moved to Georgia where laws prohibit gay marriage and adoption. “During that […]

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Yale acquires LGBTQ archives

A leading gay rights organization has chosen Yale as the new home for its historical documents. The Family Equality Council, an advocacy group for LGBTQ parents and their children, announced earlier this month that it will donate its collection of archival materials to Yale University Library’s Manuscripts & Archives Department. Composed of documents ranging from […]