18th October 2012
Northern Ireland Health minister to challenge gay adoption ruling 35
3:08 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced he will challenge a landmark ruling to overturn the ban that prevents gay couples in civil partnerships from adopting in the country.
Northern Ireland gay adoption ban ruled unlawful 12
12:07 PM — The ban preventing gay couples in civil partnerships and unmarried straight couples from adopting children in Northern Ireland has been deemed unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
19th September 2012
Rupert Everett attempts to downplay gay parenting row 58
4:03 PM — Last weekend, the Sunday Times published an interview with the 53-year-old star, in which he said that he couldn’t think of “anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads”.
16th September 2012
Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can’t think of anything worse 184
5:13 PM — Rupert Everett, star of the, St Trinians films, has been criticised by gay rights advocates for saying that he thinks only straight couples should have children.
20th June 2012
Study: Absence of male role-models not affecting teenage children of lesbian parents 16
3:43 PM — The absence of male role models did not adversely affect the psychological adjustment in a group of nearly eighty 17-year-olds raised in lesbian-headed households, the Williams Institute said today.
12th June 2012
Author defends study said to have been ‘flawed and misleading’ about gay parents 41
6:04 PM — The author of a US study which appeared to link an increased likelihood of negative life experiences in adults who grew up with a gay parent compared with those who grew up with married, straight parents has defended his study in the face of strong criticism.
11th June 2012
US study examines apparent negative outcomes for grown children of a gay parent 68
5:53 PM — A new study has been published in the US which appears to suggest that children born in the twentieth century to parents who had a gay relationship have encountered more personal problems in adult life than those born to married, straight parents.
19th March 2012
French gay couple lose adoption appeal at European Court 58
1:32 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against a lesbian couple from France who were seeking to jointly adopt a child one of them had conceived.
15th March 2012
Comment: Protection pre-conception, should gay parents consider it? 10
4:02 PM — Should gay couples enter pre-conception agreements with a 'third parent' when planning to have a child? Family lawyer Amanda Melton examines the issues.
10th February 2012
Elton John and David Furnish fear gay dad ‘stigma’ for son 50
5:04 PM — Elton John and David Furnish have spoken of fears their son will suffer stigma for having famous gay parents.
4th November 2011
Elton John on parenting, sex education and bullying 15
11:31 AM — The musician wrote in the Guardian about the "blessing" of being a parent and the challenges facing young people, both gay and straight.
1st September 2011
Coventry woman sets up gay funeral service 8
3:14 PM — A lesbian from Coventry has set up a funeral service specialising in ceremonies for gays and lesbians. Angela Sanderson, 47, said she decided to set up the service after her sister's funeral did not reflect the person she was.
12th August 2011
Ricky Martin says women still flirt with him 17
5:32 PM — Gay singer Ricky Martin says women still try to seduce him, a year after he came out. The star said he was flattered, but uninterested.
13th July 2011
Ohio lesbian loses custody battle over ex-partner’s daughter 5
4:18 PM — A lesbian in Ohio, US, has lost a custody battle over the biological daughter of her former partner. Michele Hobbs and Kelly Mullen had lived together in Cincinnati and made the decision to become parents before Ms Mullen gave birth to the child, Lucy, in 2005.
15th June 2011
More US gay couples adopting children 9
4:18 PM — Despite discouraging laws in some parts of the country, new figures say that the number of US gay couples adopting children is rising.
10th June 2011
London council urges gay couples to become foster parents 113
5:09 PM — A London council is appealing for more gay couples to come forward to foster children in need of homes. Lambeth council says it particularly needs carers for teenagers, disabled children and those on remand.
27th May 2011
Illinois Catholic groups stop foster care services over gay parents 59
12:05 PM — Catholic charities in Rockford, Illinois, have opted to cease all foster care services to avoid having to cater to gay couples. The charities must comply with a new state law which says any organisation receiving state funds must not discriminate.
25th May 2011
Australian lesbian attempts to remove sperm donor from child’s birth certificate 16
4:43 PM — An Australian lesbian whose former partner had a child with a sperm donor is fighting a legal battle to have his name removed from the child's birth certificate. The woman, whose ex-partner is the biological mother of the ten-year-old girl, wants the father's name wiped from the girl's records, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
21st April 2011
Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story 29
2:34 PM — Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he's proud of the soap's gay parenting storyline. The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.
15th April 2011
Gay dads celebrate 21 years with plastic baby 29
5:50 PM — If you thought Sir Elton John and David Furnish's son Zachary was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, then spare a thought for Digby du Pont. He's travelled the world, met celebrities and has a wardrobe of more than 300 made-to-measure suits. Not bad for a plastic doll.