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We define the term “LGBT Families” as a family in which at least one parent self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The children in these families may issue from previous, heterosexual relationships or may be born into the lesbian or gay relationship, or adopted or taken in as foster children. If the family includes a transgender parent, the family may have been started before or after that parent’s coming out.
The term “LGBT Families” also references the international gay/lesbian symbol of the rainbow flag, which in many cultures the world over connotes tolerance, diversity and hope.