Category: Current Events
Right after the election, Path2Parenthood hosted “Post-Election Legal Safeguards: LGBT Families Must Take,” a google hangout geared towards addressing the concerns of hopeful and current LGBT parents about the status of their unions and families. Since then, a vast multitude of people have continued to raise broad, post-election concerns, about everything from women’s health care, to reproductive rights, to em...
How many times have you read a headline including the words, “flaunting that baby belly,” recently? It’s everywhere. A pregnant celebrity can’t be in public without ‘news’ of how she’s flaunting the belly dolled up on a red carpet or showing off the bump, even when running errands in camo zpants literally trying not to be noticed.
Women considering pregnancy, either for themselves or as surrogates, have a new threat to face. The Zika virus has been in the headlines recently and it’s a scary time for pregnant women, and also for those wanting to conceive. Here is what you need to know.
What is Zika?
The Zika virus is not a new disease, but i...
I'm not one of those people who swoon over actors and actresses or even follow entertainment news. However, when the marriage of Brad and Angelina was announced, I had to watch to see how the media would identify their children.
Sure as shootin' - one network mentioned their adopted children as part of the ceremony. Really? How was adoption part...
The news concerning third party reproductive arrangements has been alarming these past few months. Dozens of Israeli same sex couples were stuck in Thailand with their babies born through gestational surrogacy, due to a Thai law holding that the birth mother (surrogate) is the legal parent of the child. In January, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled against a gay...
The picture of the unintentional father has evolved from that of the hormonal teen who spent a fateful, bliss filled night in the back seat of his father's car, perched above the cityscape, only to find himself in the throes of diaper changing nine months later. Today, the picture is less sharp, and it often excludes the merriment of a...
"Ken, look up!" shouted Dr. Alan Penzias, Vice Chair of Path2Parenthood's Board of Directors.
When I did, I saw my image on a giant electronic billboard in Times Square. What a rush! Just when I thought things couldn't get more exciting, there I was, standing next to Dr. Michelle Dipp, CEO of OvaScience, and her team, in the...
The texts started flowing about a minute after the first Supreme Court decision regarding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was announced, and they picked back up when Proposition 8 fell as well.
Interestingly, my straight friends were the first out of the gate with their congratulations. Many, not understanding the nature of the ruling, said that they were...
The lawsuit by the state of Kansas against hapless sperm donor William
Marotta of Topeka continues to make headlines. In case you unplugged
during the holidays, here’s the back story: In 2009 Mr. Marotta
responded to a Craig’s List ad soliciting a sperm donor to enable a
lesbian couple, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, to have a child
On August 23rd Rufus Wainwright will be marrying his partner of five years, Jorn Weisbrodt, out in Montauk, Long Island.
I've always liked Rufus Wainwright's music, but only became interested in his family building story after I saw him in concert in July.
The show opened with Adam Cohen, son of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, and...