LGBTQ Family & Parenting News Roundup July 2018

LGBTQ Family & Parenting News Roundup July 2018

At Love Comes First we keep up on the latest in LGBTQ family and parenting news, and share relevant stories with our followers via our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr channels. Here are the biggest stories from July. If you know anyone who might be interested please share!

LGBTQ Parents and Parenting

Pink News: Same-sex couples make perfectly good parents, study indicates

“I’ve always wanted to be a dad, I can’t imagine myself not having a family but I never dreamed it would actually happen. Just because of the circumstances of — I’m gay,” Taylor said.”

Evening Telegraph (UK): Appeal for LGBT foster carers in local area

In the UK: “People from the LGBT community have been urged to consider fostering and adopting. ‘We urgently need people who can care for older children, help sibling groups stay together and provide permanent homes.'”

GoSanAngelo.com: San Angelo same-sex couple happier than ever as dads

“I’ve always wanted to be a dad, I can’t imagine myself not having a family but I never dreamed it would actually happen. Just because of the circumstances of — I’m gay,” Taylor said.”

 

In the News

“A ranking of all 50 states by Move.org has highlighted the best and worst jurisdictions for LGBT+ couples according to several criteria focusing on safeguards for LGBT+ people from a legislative standpoint, and the size of the community.”

“When the Supreme Court made marriage equality the rule across the country in June 2015, health care experts predicted it would improve the health of LGBT Americans. And a new study suggests that this indeed was the case.”

“In a culture where homosexuality is taboo but arranged marriage is common, finding love as a member of the LGBTQ community can be isolating and discouraging. That’s where Urvi Shah comes in.”

Gay Star News: In historic move, court rules Ecuador’s same-sex marriage ban is illegal

“For the first time in Ecuador’s history, a legal institution has ruled that banning same-sex marriage is illegal. In two separate hearings Judges Iliana Vallejo and Ruth Alvarez ruled the Civil Registry must ‘immediately’ allow the women to get married.”

Pink News: American Medical Association to support LGBT paid parental leave and better treatment of trans prisoners

“The US’ largest association of physicians will advocate for LGBT-inclusive family leave policies, reported Human Rights Watch. The US, which has one of the worst maternity policies in the world, offers just twelve unpaid weeks of leave for new parents.”

BenefitsPRO:  A tipping point for LGBT policies in the workplace

“Employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of LGBT benefits,” says Julie Stich. “The growing awareness of LGBT rights has made its way into the workplace, and organizations are adjusting the design of their benefits programs and the language of their diversity policies to be inclusive of LGBT employees and their families.”

 

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