I am looking forward to our event at The Triangle Community Center this Saturday! I have so many good memories of the Center from over the years and mostly with respect to giving presentations to gay couples and individuals who want to have children.
Biological Parenting in the LGBTQ Community All of us at Triangle Community Center (TCC) are looking forward to our continued collaboration with GayParentsToBe (in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT)), and to our event on May 30th, Biological Parenting in the LGBTQ Community. For many in the LGBTQ community, the concept that - we too may settle down with our partners in recognized marriages - is new. An even newer concept is the idea of building a biological family with our spouse.
What does it take to wake society up to the fact that there are many different aspects of ourselves in all of us? Does it need to be as big and bright as an Olympic gold medalist such as Bruce Jenner “coming out” as a person who is exploring gender?
This past weekend marked the 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Denver, Colorado. Our very own Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires was there sharing his expertise and insights with the LGBT community, both as a father and a physician. Dr. Leondires was able to share his own personal journey from the perspective of a doctor and as someone who has gone through the process himself. He offers a wider perspective that gives both the professional insights and understanding of the emotional struggles of LGBT family building.
The history of Transgender people is that they, we, don’t get a lot of attention in the straight world or the gay world. Sometimes it seems that there are few people in the straight or gay world that are completely comfortable with Trans Folk. Truly, it is only when we have true acceptance of someone that is different than us – that we can then see all the ways that they are also the same. Until then, there can be discrimination and biases when it comes to opportunities, information education and family building.
Photograph courtesy of The Golden Globes Stars gathered last night for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes and it was a big night for the LGBT community in film and in television. LGBT actors and allies, as well as films and TV shows centered around LGBT individuals, were nominated and many won awards for their work. Both Matt Bomer, star of The Normal Heart, and Jeffrey Tambor, star of Transparent won big, pushing the image of LGBT parents even further into mainstream film and television.