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Archive for September 2012

Lesbian couple win legal battle over child created with donor sperm

A lesbian couple who created their family using donor sperm recently won sole custody of their child after a three-year legal battle. The sperm donor and his wife had originally agreed to the donation, but after the child was born the donor’s wife changed her mind about the donation. The couple took their case to […]

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Growing up with two moms: Zach Wahls’ experience

Zach Wahls, the son of a lesbian couple, first came into public view when he delivered a moving speech in support of same-sex marriage in the Iowa House of Representatives. More recently, he spoke in support of gay marriage at the Democratic National Convention, where he noted that his family is as “real” as the […]

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Lesbian celebrity parents

Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and wife Christine Marioni have a son, Max, whom Marioni gave birth to in February 2011. Nixon has two children from her previous partnership with Danny Mozes. Rosie O’Donnell adopted 3 children and has another child, Vivienne, who was carried by O’Donnell’s now ex-partner Kelli Carpenter. Sara Gilbert (The […]

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Leveling the playing field – A brief history of LGBTQ parenting

Written by our guest contributor, Rachel Epstein, Coordinator, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre.  Historically, LGBTQ people have been denied the right to have children, and sometimes, tragically, to retain custody of their children. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when lesbian mothers started to become visible in North America, it was in the […]

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