15 Famous LGBT Families Who Are Thriving, From Sir Elton John And David Furnish To Caitlyn Jenner

Non-traditional families are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society.
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At a time when visibility of LGBT people is at an all-time high, and the fight for equality is becoming more and more prevalent in our modern society, the way we view traditional families is also changing.

Just as single-parent families have become the norm as the years have gone on, an increase in LGBT parenting also means that different types of non-traditional families are becoming more and more accepted. And not just with with same-sex couples at the head of a family unit, but with three or more parents raising a child together, or even LGBT parents taking on parental duties alone.

Acceptance of these modern families comes in some small part from the prevalence of non-traditional family groups in the media, with a host of gay and trans parents proving that they can stray from what we’ve been taught and still make it work.

Here are just a handful of the famous LGBT parents proving all that’s really required for a family to truly thrive is love and acceptance...

Actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

LGBT Families Who Are Thriving

This summer The Huffington Post UK is spearheading an initiative helping families thrive, with a focus on parent wellbeing, the challenges facing stay-at-home and working parents, friendships and navigating the landscape of modern parenting beyond the 2.4. To kickstart the campaign, Jamie Oliver guest edited the site, bringing a focus on feeding healthy families.

We’ll be sharing stories and blogs with the hashtag #ThrivingFamilies and we’d like you to do the same. If you’d like to use our blogging platform to share your story, email ukblogteam@huffingtonpost.com to get involved.