Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LGBT Families, the Final Frontier

Even as public perception shifts and marriage equality gains headway, LGBT parents, who are raising an estimated 6 million children in the U.S., face discriminatory parental and adoption rights. 

Many trans parents especially have to choose between retaining custody of their children and coming out.

From a recent article on BuzzFeed...

The pain children experience over being taken away from their LGBT parents has often just been considered collateral damage in the United States. Like homosexuality, being transgender was once considered by the medical establishment to be a mark of insanity, the kind of disorder kids needed to be protected from witnessing, no matter how much it might hurt parent and child.

However, even though doctors have largely dropped this stigma, judges and legislators worldwide have not.

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