Doc breaks fundraising record

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 11:45am

    A documentary detailing the importance of marriage rights and wills in the absence of them recently broke a fundraising record. BRIDEGROOM: An American Love Story will chronicle Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom’s six-year relationship and Bridegroom’s sudden death. Crone was left to mourn without a will, no access to medical records and [...]

Finding a way without a will

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 11:30am

Woman continues 3-year fight to keep E. Dallas home after lesbian partner of 23 years died, estranged family members stepped in     ANNA WAUGH  |  Staff Writer After losing her partner of more than two decades and surviving terminal cancer, one East Dallas woman is fighting to hold onto the life the couple built [...]

Family Life Resource Directory

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 11:15am

    Adoption Resources • ADOPTION INTERNATIONAL Jody Hall, LLC International Adoptions for the LGBT community 972-231-2933 • FAMILY TO FAMILY ADOPTIONS Pregnancy & Adoption Center 1000 Austin Street, Suite B, Richmond, TX 281-342-4042 • FERTILITY SPECIALISTS of TEXAS Jerald Goldstein, MD 214-750-5500 • HOPE COTTAGE Leslie Clay Pregnancy & Adoption Center [...]

Gay couples must prepare to protect estates

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 11:00am

    DEAR LEGAL VOICE: My partner and I have been together for almost 17 years.  We own several homes together, we have joint bank accounts and investments, and we also own separate life insurance policies with each other as beneficiaries so that in the event of an untimely death, the surviving partner is protected and financially secure. [...]

‘Just because we’re gay doesn’t mean we can’t have a family’

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 10:45am

Mark Doyle and Jeremy Pryor’s adoption went so well that Doyle went to work helping other gay couples navigate the process ANNA WAUGH  |  Staff Writer PLANO — For Mark Doyle and Jeremy Pryor, finding a baby to adopt took only a day. The couple had discussed starting a family for a year and how [...]

Partners, in business

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 10:30am

Couples say communication is key to successfully running a company together, but attorney recommends having paperwork in order, too DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Before becoming president and CEO of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Tony Vedda started a small business with his partner. “Communication is the key,” Vedda said. “Have clearly defined [...]

COVER STORY: The gay Brady Bunch

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 9:15am

Chris Pittman and Scott Lindsey each had 2 kids under 10 when they met after coming out and getting divorced. Now they’re one big happy family, but it hasn’t always been easy— and sometimes it still isn’t       JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Editor Fifteen-year-old Madeleine Pittman chokes back tears as she explains what [...]

Birth certificates become signature battle

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 9:00am

Lesbian Frisco couple among those seeking both names on document;  Equality Texas pushes state bill after high court refuses to hear La. case       ANNA WAUGH |  Staff Writer FRISCO — As 2-month-old Kambryn fusses after a feeding in mother Kristin Ransom’s arms, her other mother, Kami, rushes in to comfort her with [...]

13 is lesbian foster moms’ lucky number

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 8:45am

After taking in kids a dozen times over the years only to lose them, Stephanie Acosta and Micki Stokes were finally able to adopt Josie     DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer A dozen times over the last 12 years, Stephanie Acosta and Micki Stokes have gotten a phone call to take one, two or [...]

Great Spaces • April 2012

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 at 7:06pm

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