Six Parents, Two Kids, Let Them Explain

  It started with a gay couple and a lesbian couple joining forces to start a family. In the years since, two more dads have joined the mix. Meet the Thomas-Storey-Jones-Hennin-Napersteck-Silber family. Check out the video of Danielle and Avi Silber, two of our amazing volunteers, below!...

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Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday, March 27th 2013. When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now it is almost 10 years later, and the tide has dramatically changed. The latest polls have support at around 58 percent overall, with more than 81 percent of people...

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Marcella: the Activist

Coming To Terms by Marcella Caruso My shorts stuck to my legs, my hair was still dripping with sea salt. I took off my dirty flip flops and ran into the house, tracing sand everywhere I went, as if I were Hansel and Gretel, creating a way back to my innocent bliss in the sunshine. * My mom called me in for a family meeting. “We’re separating,” she announced. I wanted to be surprised, but in truth, I wasn’t. My mind started swirling...

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Keep LGBT History in California Schools
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Keep LGBT History in California Schools

At COLAGE we believe all students deserve to learn about the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We believe all families should be celebrated in our schools. And we know, thanks to studies published by the GSA Network, that when LGBT people are included in school curriculum all students feel safer at school. The FAIR Education Act requires local school districts in California, with input...

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Listen: Nick talks with BBC on Donor Insemination, Lesbian Moms, and COLAGE

BBC Interview with Nick Hetherington, July 2011 Nick’s Story on BBC by COLAGE Nick Hetherington is one of the first known people with lesbian moms to be born through donor insemination. Today he is a leader of the COLAGE NYC chapter, and a wonderful advocate for people with LGBTQ parents. BBC Interview, June 2011 with Nick & his mom Janis Nick and Janis Hetherington by...

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Hannah Has Two Moms!

Hannah Has Two Moms! by COLAGE The New York State legislature passed the historic Marriage Equality Act on June 24th. The Act protects the rights of same-sex couples, and the long-sought change may signal a recognition–and acceptance–of the shifting nature of modern society. WNSR’s Sarah Montague spoke with one family that may become more commonplace. Hannah Moch is a student at Eugene Lang College. She has a sweet, slightly...

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