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What Hillary Clinton Does Not Get About Being a Gay Dad

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay 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.

Great News For Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Reuters | By Shelby Sebens | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children rai...

Happy Father's Day to My Male-Identified Lesbian Parent

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lara Lillibridge

No matter what I said or did, you would never go away. There was so many things you couldn't control, like the simple fact that you were in a same-sex relationship at a time in America when that was abhorred. You couldn't make us happy. But you could control if you stayed or left, and you always stayed.

Curtis M. Wong

'America's Favorite Gaysian' Tackles The Joys Of Same-Sex Parenting | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay 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 05.12.2015 | Gay 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 ...

Perez Hilton Shares Some Big Personal News

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Perez Hilton is a father again. The 37-year-old celebrity blogger and multimedia entrepreneur welcomed daughter Mia Alma on May 9 via surrogate. H...

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

Posted 05.10.2015 | Gay 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...

Gay Dads Win Surrogacy Battle Over 'Homophobic' Birth Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, May 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A baby girl conceived through surrogacy will be removed from her biolo...

Dear Gay Community, Your Kids Are Just Fine

Ella Robinson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Ella Robinson

Heterosexual marriages do not automatically lead to happy households and well-balanced children. Parents are parents -- and all can make bad decisions, learn as they go, or not be perfect. It doesn't matter if they are gay, straight, single or otherwise. But to deny protections to parents already raising children isn't right, and the only purpose it serves is to hurt those children.

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

4 Must-See YouTube Channels For Gay Parents

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Temblador | The Next Family Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to this site by more than one billion users: YouTube. YouTu...

Nate Berkus Shares BIG News On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices

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

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The Florist And Doctor At The Center Of Anti-Gay Controversies

Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A popular insurance company pays a great deal of advertising money to let everyone know that they are in fact “ou...

How I'm Learning To Celebrate My Son's Fearlessness

Andy Miller | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Andy Miller

We wanted a son who didn't look at the world and feel fear, and I guess this is what it looks like.

Two Years On...

Marc Leandro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay 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 The Texas School That Rejected Out Teen

Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family The world of teens and tweens can be a treacherous one. As the dad to two 12-year-olds, I see it as a world where c...

Moms Take State To Court Over Son's Birth Certificate

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kevin Murphy Feb 13 (Reuters) - A married same-sex couple on Friday asked a federal court to force Indiana state and county officia...

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

Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay 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...

A Dad's Message to His Cyber-Baby and The World

Fabian Blue | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Fabian Blue

If we all teach our children from an early age a simple message of tolerance and acceptance, we could undoubtedly transform this world into a more fantastic place.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to Rose McGowan on Lessons Learned

Rob Watson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am sorry that you have not felt that the outcry against misogyny from gay men has been loud enough. Given your comments about Speedos and Molly, I can only assume that your comments are in part the result of seeing the "gay community" as the buff young men on the party circuit.

My Lesbian Mom Died Terrified of Going to Hell

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 01.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Mártir

I was orphaned when my mother Millie died nine years ago. My biological mother went back to being a Jehovah's Witness and now says she regrets being with Millie for 20-some-odd years. "Les di un mal ejemplo," she says. That's B.S. See, Millie is the one who loved me -- tender, unconditional, I-believe-in-you love.

An Open Letter To The Gay Dads Who Save The Life Of Their Son Each Day

Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A little boy named Grayson is one of the most special children in the world. It all started with a haircut. Cha...

5 Things You Should Never Ask A Lesbian Mom

Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Shannon Ralph | The Next Family Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon...

How My Second-Grader Explains His Two-Mom Family, A Play in One Act

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Setting: Interior, my Subaru Outback, en route to a school field trip. Characters: Kid One, whom I have just met. Kid Two, who has been my son's clas...

Is The 'Gay Parent Trap' Killing Queer Culture?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer-performer Justin Sayre laments the demise of queer culture and the rise of what he describes as "the gay parent trap" in his latest clip for Hu...