Tell Us Your Story. Help Change Hearts and Minds.

Tell Us Your Story. Help Change Hearts and Minds.

We are so proud to see so many hearts filling up the Love Comes First Family Map! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, take a look here. And while it’s wonderful to see so many LGBTQ families across the country, we also realize that legal equality does not...

Love Comes First Year in Review 2016

While 2016 presented some challenges for the LGBT community, including the horrific loss of lives at the Pulse Nighclub (see a moving tribute video here), and the election of a presidential ticket whose platform was called “the most anti-LGBT in the...
New Video: Perez Hilton Gets Real on Family Values

New Video: Perez Hilton Gets Real on Family Values

When celebrity blogger and entertainer Perez Hilton had his first child, it was so surprising that he was a trending topic on Twitter for 24 hours. Now the single gay dad of toddlers, Mario and Mia, Perez opens up about his family life — from choosing an egg donor to...
New Video: New Baby Makes Four for Gay Dads!

New Video: New Baby Makes Four for Gay Dads!

After adopting twin girls, Jackie and Jasmine, and their brother, Jake, Byron didn’t realize his family was still incomplete — that is until meeting his partner Anthony, and adopting their fourth child, baby Mariah. Now the family of six enjoy everything from...
GloZell Babysits for Gay Dads and their Four Kids

GloZell Babysits for Gay Dads and their Four Kids

YouTube celebrity GloZell Green’s recent path to parenthood via surrogacy has been widely documented – from People Magazine to her own docu-series. Perhaps less known is her tremendous support for the LGBTQ community. When given the chance to interview President...
New Video: Law Enforcement Lesbian Moms

New Video: Law Enforcement Lesbian Moms

It was love at first sight when LAPD officer Kristi met Deputy Sheriff Theresa at a conference for LGBT law enforcement officers.  But courting was cut short when Theresa found out that Kristi had 18-month-old twins, Erik and Danika. Kristi had also donated an embryo...
IVF, Egg Donation and Surrogacy for LGBT Families

IVF, Egg Donation and Surrogacy for LGBT Families

Love Comes First is pleased to announce that we now have four new videos in our Medicine section outlining fertility procedures specifically from an LGBT perspective: Artificial Insemination for Lesbians In Vitro Fertilization for Lesbians Egg Donation for Gay Men...
First Baby Born with Augmented Egg Cells

First Baby Born with Augmented Egg Cells

TIME Magazine broke the news yesterday that the first baby was born via a new IVF treatment that optimized the mother’s unhealthy eggs with immature egg cells from her own ovaries. The procedure marks the first significant advancement in reproductive...
LGBT Adoptive Parents Gather for Gala

LGBT Adoptive Parents Gather for Gala

Amid the mimosas and dream items for auction, LGBT parents, intended parents and their supporters gathered for a good cause: the Raise A Child annual jazz brunch at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Raise A Child has an important mission: to help connect LGBT intended parents...
Real Surrogate for Gay Dad Speaks Out

Real Surrogate for Gay Dad Speaks Out

Jennifer, a professional surrogate, never thought she wanted children.  But after becoming a mom herself, she decided she not only loved being pregnant, but that she could help families who would not otherwise be able to have biological children — including gay...

New Life for Old Eggs

Yes, women are born with a set number of eggs that begin to decline in quality as well as quantity with age. But thanks to a new technology developed at OvaScience, it is possible to augment a woman’s egg quality. To find out more, we interviewed...
Designer Twins: LGBT Family Story

Designer Twins: LGBT Family Story

When fashion designer, Anthony, met his future husband, John, an executive news producer, he wasn’t quite ready for children. Now the father of twins, it’s Anthony who stays home with them, making meals from scratch, and applying the eye of a couturier to...
Behind the Scenes with LAPD Lesbian Mom

Behind the Scenes with LAPD Lesbian Mom

For our next family story, we’ve had the privilege of interviewing a wonderful lesbian couple, Kristi and Theresa, and their two children. Both Kristi and Theresa are law enforcement officers; Theresa with the Sheriff’s department, and Kristi with the...