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WATCH: Shocking Video Of Mitt Romney Spouting Bigoted Bile Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my last blog post I quoted Mitt Romney making shocking remarks that were highlighted in a Boston Globe story last week. Now video has surfaced of Romney making those bigoted claims about gay parents while pushing his heartless policy against their children.

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.

LOOK: Stunning Photo Of Two Women Kissing In The Face Of Anti-Gay Protests Goes Viral

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the image from anti-gay marriage protests in France that many will remember above all others: two young woman kissing in the middle of angry d...

Are Two Dads Better Than None?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.

An Open Letter to My Adopted Mom

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

There were days that I thought you would kick me out and I ran away. I wanted to give up and you would not let me. You would not accept failure and yet would understand when I made mistakes.

LGBT Activists, Let's Take Back 'Pro-Family'

Padraig McCoid | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Padraig McCoid

When same-sex couples are given the opportunity to raise a family, we see it as a privilege. We are fighting to make the formation of families with all legal protections a right, not a privilege. It's time we reclaim the label "pro-family," because we have the protection of all families in mind.

In Europe, Same-Sex Couples Face High Barriers to Parenthood

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marianne Mollmann

There was big news this week for same-sex couples who want to have kids, especially if they are trying to figure out where to have them. Europe, it seems, is not the place, despite a reputation as the world's most gay-friendly continent.

Adoptive Mother Wins Full Custody Over Birth Mom In Landmark Same-Sex Ruling

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what is believed to be the state's first such ruling for a same-sex couple, a New York judge has awarded full custody of a child to her adopted mot...

Open Letter To Rupert Everett: Come Meet Our Kids

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

It seems that you, Elton John, and George Michael can't skip a day without such pithy nonsense running from your mouths. However, in this particular case, you were talking about me, my parter, our kids, and all the other LGBT families out there.

Lesbian Couple Tackle Michigan's Marriage And Adoption Laws

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Detroit area-based lesbian couple currently battling Michigan's ban on adoption by unmarried couples will go one step further by entering the local ...

Mitt Romney, Marriage, and Freedom

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

"I will honor the institution of marriage," Romney said. It was out of place in a speech meant to evoke freedom, family, and economic prosperity.

Being a Single Gay Dad

Derek Nicoletto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Nicoletto

My marriage -- much like those of countless heterosexuals -- didn't last. That divorce rendered me single, gay and father to a hilarious, precocious little boy. So, what makes me different from all other divorcées?

Five Reasons Why Romney Will Be an Awful President for LGBT Americans

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

With the GOP convention in full swing, cementing Mitt Romney's position as the Republican Presidential nominee, the time is ripe for a deeper dive at the actual platforms being promoted that may rule our next four years. Shudder.

A Gay Dad’s Perspective On The Hate-Note-Writing Father, And A Letter To My Own Sons

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I'm a gay, divorced, single parent, the nightmare of the religious right. And yet here I am, about to step up and share my perspective on these fathers' letters to their sons. I would like to address the two fathers and their notes, and then address my sons with a note of my own.

Gay Parents Face Same Sexual, Relationship Challenges As Their Straight Counterparts: Study

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Whether it's finding time for sex or ensuring a monogamous relationship, the trials and tribulations of same-sex couples' parenting aren't much differ...

LGBT Parenting Rights And The Courts

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carlos A. Ball

What is ultimately at stake in LGBT parenting cases is not the rights of adults but the well-being of children. It should be obvious that legally denying an entire category of children the opportunity to have two legal parents undermines rather than promotes their best interests.

Bryan Fischer: Gay Couples Adopting Is 'A Form Of Child Abuse'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The prominent anti-gay pundit Bryan Fischer is at it again this week. As Right Wing Watch is reporting, the American Family Association evangelist...

Same-Sex Parents On The Offensive In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 13 (Reuters) - A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging N...

An American's Fight For Gay Adoption Rights In Colombia

EL TIEMPO/Worldcrunch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BOGOTA - For the first time in the country’s history, a top Colombian court has awarded adoption rights to a homosexual man. The court made the land...

More Than I Can Chew

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Why did I have to buy the umbrella and grocery shop and take Eliza all at the same time? Why did I agree to host a stupid barbecue? Why did I agree to do all the prep and planning? Why did I agree to have kids? I've definitely bitten off more than I can chew.

Romney Walks Back On Gay Adoption Stance

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney walked back on his earlier comment that it's "fine" for gay couples to adopt, saying he will "simply acknowledge" that gay adoption is leg...

Poll Position: What Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The LGBT Community? Vote Now!

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's Friday and that means time for another Poll Position question and your chance to sound off on a topic facing the LGBT community. It was a big ...

Mitt Romney: Gay Couples Should Be Able To Adopt, But Not Marry

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Thursday that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, but they should not be married because children should be raised ...

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Any Day Now Director Travis Fine

Dan Persons | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Travis Fine (The Space Between) is making his return to Tribeca with this moving drama. We sat down in the bunker-like entryway to the press lounge to talk about the film.

Momentum for Children's Welfare, Equality

Rep. Pete Stark | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Pete Stark

We should be opening up more homes to kids, not denying qualified parents who are willing to provide a safe and stable home to children solely because of their sexual orientation or marital status. The only criteria in adoption and foster care placements should be what is in the child's best interest.