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Children of Gay Dads

Raising Children Queerly: Four Books For Summer Reading

Janet Mason | Posted 07.19.2016 | Books
Janet Mason

Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.

What Hillary Clinton Does Not Get About Being a Gay Dad

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

Simply put, the State Department does not need to tell straight parents that they are the norm because, trust me, everyone else does a good job of that already.

Curtis M. Wong

'America's Favorite Gaysian' Tackles The Joys Of Same-Sex Parenting

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor-comedian Alec Mapa hopes his new Showtime special, "Baby Daddy," presents a well-rounded, complete picture of same-sex parents beneath its raunc...

What Happened When A Gay Dad Challenged A School Over Its Cancelation Of An LGBT-Themed Play

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family As writers and/or activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that ...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The School That Canceled An LGBT-Themed Play

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You lik...

Aspiring Gay Dads Spoof Meghan Trainor For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two Minneapolis gay men have created a heartfelt social media campaign as they aspire to become fathers. Joe Morales and Joey Famoso say they rele...

Nate Berkus Shares BIG News On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have welcomed a daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, via a surrogate. The "American Dream Builders" designer, 43, confirme...

Two Years On...

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

On June 9th, my twin sons will turn two years old. It's only slightly less opaque after two years, but I've made an observation or two, some of which apply to two-dad families and some of which apply to most anyone.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Two Fathers Who Gave Up Their Christmas For Homeless LGBT Youth

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Years ago when my partner and I were deciding whether or not to have kids, we made two lists. The first was a “co...

Do I Love My Adopted Child As Much As Birth Parents Love Their Kids?

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Parenting is not biology or blood work, just as it's not process of acquisition or paperwork; parenting is practice, the love you give, and the life you make.

Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given for every child. The fact that it's not a reasonable expectation isn't a matter of luck. It's the failure of adults, pure and simple.

A Gay Dad Vs. The Conservative Christian Anti-Gay 'Teen Plot' Grandmother

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has wo...

LOOK: An Incredible Letter To An 'Overly-Anxious' Gay Dad From His Teenage Daughter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Bianca Y. Dalangin | The Next Family “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius So here...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Newly Out Ian Thorpe

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Last weekend, Ian Thorpe, who Australian politician Penny Wong called her country’s “greatest Olympian,” came...

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

5 Ways To Be A Great Gay Dad

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Light up the charcoals, be respectfully quiet at the tee box, and don't forget to chill the six-packs. It's time...

LOOK: Hallmark's Groundbreaking Move For Gay Dads On Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just in time for Father's Day, Hallmark is honoring children with two dads with a special eCard. Created by transgender artist Kylie Summer Wu, "I...

LOOK: All-New Website Aims To Diversify Parenting Discussions In Time For Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two gay dads are hoping to diversify parenting media with an all-new web project, just in time for Father's Day. According to press materials, Ga...

4 Parents, 2 Gay Dads, 1 Straight Son | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

LGBT parents raising children are increasingly visible -- allowing us to see more situations of a real life "Modern Family" rather than the traditional concept of a nuclear family.

Robert De Niro On His Dad Being Gay: 'I Wish We Had Spoken About It Much More'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor Robert De Niro opens up about his gay father in a new HBO documentary, "Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.," which airs June 9. "We...

A Gay Dad's View On Mother's Day

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Mother’s Day is a fascinating event. Most holidays are ones that we relate to each other in a common experience, ...

The Moment This Gay Dad Realized, 'That Was My Family'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family I have always looked forward to Super Bowl Sundays. I did so for other reasons than most people do, however. It wa...

Gay Dads Raise A Baby In Paradise, Inspire Parents Everywhere (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Doug Rigg's Instagram feed has us wondering why we don't all raise our children in paradise. Rigg and his partner, Bill Markevitch, live in Honolu...

Birth Mom On Her Incredible Journey With Gay Dads Who Adopted Her Daughter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Mercy Verner | The Next Family I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. It started a little over a year ago. I found out I was pregnant....

Not the Same or Different: A Better Way to Look at LGBT-headed Families

Melinda Blau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melinda Blau

LGBT parents aren't necessarily "better," but the fact that so many of their children seem to be resilient enough to deal with whatever life throws at them is a testament to both the individuals and their relationships.