The Gaily News: LGBT families more likely to live in poverty

Ironically, a separate study also found that the number of gay couples adopting children has nearly tripled over the last decade. Nearly 22,000 same-sex couples adopted in 2009, significantly higher than the approximately 6,500 who adopted children in 2000.

Chaz Bono is the latest contestant booted from "Dancing with the Stars." The transgender competitor's run on the show has been a controversial one, but ultimately, he says, "I came on 'Dancing' to show America a different kind of man."

A 7-year-old Colorado boy who dresses and identifies as a girl was turned away by a local Girl Scouts of America troop. Girl Scouts of Colorado later issued a statement about the group's inclusivity, saying it is working to better support transgender kids interested in being a part of the organization.

Children growing up in LGBT families are twice as likely to live in poverty as those being raised in a home with heterosexual parents, says a study released earlier this week. The comprehensive report also analyzes the effects of legal and social inequalities on LGBT families while suggesting policy changes that would strengthen these family units.

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