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Children of Lesbian Mothers

WATCH: This Adorable 7-Year-Old Explains How Her Two Moms Had A Baby

Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn Abou...

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...

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.

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...

A Gay Dad Offers Incredible Tribute To Lesbian Moms Who Lost Their Son

Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family As a gay dad, I have heard the words a thousand times. “A child is better off with both a mother and a father....

Did A School Discriminate Against Sixth Grader With Two Moms?

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The lesbian moms of a Maine-based sixth grader are crying foul after they say their 12-year-old daughter's essay about the benefits of having same-sex...

Real Winners Of Marriage Equality? Kids

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

As discrimination falls state by state across our great nation, we don't hear enough about children and the impacts of the fight on the most precious among us. It's important that we keep them steadfastly in our minds.

In the Sandbox

Dana Rudolph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

The boy tried a different question: "What's your dad's name?" I kept silent, wanting to see how my son handled it. He paused for just a second to think. "Well, that's Mommy," he explained, gesturing to me. "And the other one's Momma, but she's at work now."

Lesbian Mom On The Most Important Parenting Lessons She's Learned

Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mary Malia for YourTango.com No girl starts life thinking, "I'm going to be a lesbian mom when I grow up!" As a child, if you're thinking about...

The Gayest Weekend Ever (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

There's so much to be said about the road leading up to your aunts and your moms getting married in the same weekend, from pretending your mom was straight so that you could get through seventh grade to coming out yourself to a tribe of first-generation lesbians.

'What Do You Call Your Moms?'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This question is difficult, because it is both personal and political. This feels to me like the sophisticated version of the needling question "but which one is your real mom?" except of course this question, about who gets to be called "Mommy," is more legitimate.

Witnessing History, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Even while I'm reassuring my son this is a win, doubt whispers, "Really? This is it? What's the catch?" My marriage rights have been toyed with so many times over the past nine years, it's hard to believe someone won't pop up yelling, "Ha! Just kidding!" and send us back to the ballot box to start the fight again.

'Show The Love' Series Documents Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Posted 06.13.2013 | Gay Voices

This beautiful photo series comes to HuffPost Gay Voices courtesy of the Family Equality Council (FEC) and COLAGE in honor of Pride Month 2013. Steve ...

Lesbian Moms Allegedly Denied A Family Membership At Children's Museum

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based lesbian couple is crying foul after a local museum allegedly refused to offer them the standard price of a family membership. Kare...

WATCH: Teen Stuns Nevada Assembly With Heartbreaking Gay Marriage Speech

Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Footage of a Nevada teen's impassioned gay marriage plea is making the blogosphere rounds. As Towleroad reports, 18-year-old Riley Roberts defende...

Texas Judge: Lesbian Couple Can't Cohabitate

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers. The clause...

The Real Reason I Worry About My Daughter Dressing Like A Boy

Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Women in 24 cities across the country will participate in the reading series Listen to Your Mother in celebration of Mother's Day (May 12) this year. ...

The Well-Charted Waters Of Same-Sex Parenting

Paul M. Smith | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul M. Smith

During the Supreme Court arguments in the Proposition 8 case last week, there seemed to be some confusion about the social science evidence concerning same-sex parents and their ability to raise children, but there is no "disagreement" among the experts about what the research says.

Marriage Equality: The 'Tri' In Our Kids' Trifecta

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Our children know that for a few months in 2008, the law said "yes" to their family. Their moms are legally married (in California, at least). This legal recognition echoes and enforces what their moms and their community keep telling them: that we should be treated equally.

Non-Biological Lesbian Mom Granted Full Parenting Rights In Landmark Kansas Case

Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In what's being billed as a benchmark Kansas legal victory, a non-biological lesbian mother has been granted the same parental rights as the biologica...

Coming Out Pregnant!

Staceyann Chin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Black Voices
Staceyann Chin

I am on bed rest, and don't get out that often, so it's always a shock to me, to have folks respond so strongly to my pregnancy. Now that my belly is miles ahead of the rest of me everybody knows on sight about my condition, which means I have no control over people's reactions.