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  • 7th July 2014

    Study: Children of gay couples have better ‘general health’ than those with straight parents 7

    The study found that children of gay couples are generally healthier than those with straight parents

    3:43 PM — A study has found that gay parents provide children with better "general health and family cohesion", than children of straight parents.

  • 23rd April 2013

    Comment: The story of a gay man and his dad 7

    Paul Burgess produced a video tribute to his father who died in January

    3:28 PM — Paul Burgess shares the powerful story of the journey his late father Cyril went on when it came to accepting his son’s sexuality.

  • 16th January 2012

    Christopher Plummer wins Golden Globe for gay dad role 6

    Plummer took home the award last night

    9:48 AM — Christopher Plummer's performance as a gay father in the film Beginners has won him a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor in a motion picture. Plummer is often remembered for his role as Captain von Trapp, head of the von Trapp family in the 1965 musical The Sound of Music, in which he played a slightly more reserved widower.

  • 7th November 2011

    Will Young talks of hopes to be a “stylish gay dad” 44

    The singer said he looks forward to a "less selfish" lifestyle

    11:43 AM — Singer spoke about depression and potential fatherhood, saying he would rather be stylish male parent than a "yummy mummy".

  • 20th September 2011

    Video: US airman comes out to his father live on YouTube 48

    The airman who uses the username AreYouSurprised broadcast the video on YouTube

    11:02 PM — On the day that President Obama finally ended the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, a young airman came out to his father via the telephone and broadcast a webcam recording of the event on YouTube.

  • 15th September 2011

    Interview: Don Lemon, CNN’s openly gay anchorman 6

    Don Lemon says he was already out to family, friends and colleagues

    3:19 PM — Don Lemon is an Edward R Murrow Award-winning reporter and news anchor for CNN. As the weekend face of CNN Newsroom he can be seen each week in more than 100m US households. He publicly came out in his recent book, Transparent. Laurence Watts caught up with him to find out more.

  • Advertiser promotion: Want to be called mum or dad? 2

    Visit the Alternative Families Show to find out more about starting a family

    1:45 PM — Advertisement: Same-sex broody couples, single gay men and lesbians dreaming of starting a family, as well as those who already have kids, will be flocking down to the Alternative Families Show on Saturday September 17th in London.

  • 10th January 2011

    Elton’s son’s welfare is at risk, former bishop claims 44

    The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali suggested that Elton's baby could be damaged by having two fathers

    11:07 AM — The former Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has claimed that Elton John and David Furnish's new baby psychological welfare is at risk. The cleric said he was concerned that baby Zachary had been born by surrogate mother to two fathers and suggested that John was too old to be a dad at the age of 64.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Nottingham social worker writes book on gay adoption 16

    Dad David, Baba Chris and Me is designed to teach children about different families

    12:19 PM — A social worker from Nottingham has penned a book to teach children about gay adoptive parents. Ed Merchant, who works part-time at the city council's adoption and fostering unit, wrote Dad David, Baba Chris and Me about an eight-year-old boy who is adopted by a gay couple.

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