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Gay Adoption

That's Just Not Fair

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

etween both our sons' adoptions, I can't count the number of times we uttered, "Well, that's just not fair." Such as when a birth mom chooses the heterosexual couple that just finished their application after your two-year wait.

Meet Ted And Xavier's Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment follows the story of Ted Gottis and Xavier ...

The Millers Share The Beautiful Story Of How Their Military Family Was Formed

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The obstacles to family building faced by the couple featured in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™...

The Journey Home

Anthony Romeo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

My husband and I are ready to be dads. I've done some writing in the past that talked about our aching "brovaries," as one fellow Gays With Kids writer called them. And in the nine months of gestation that my brain has done since releasing that piece, we have decided to take the plunge.

The 7 Queerest Questions I've Been Asked as a Gay Dad

Brent Almond | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

While the motivations may be different, the questions all make the same assumption -- that every child needs a father and a mother in order to be healthy and happy.

The Questions I Want My Son To Keep Asking

Brent Almond | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

As two gay men adopting a child -- as "different" parents raising a "different" family -- this was, in fact, what we'd signed up for. Yet no amount of preparation or groundwork or open-mindedness kept me from being surprised by these not-really-out-of-the-blue questions.

This Groundbreaking Program Is Helping Queer Families

Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, we talk with Audra Langley, Ph.D., asso...

Dad, Can You Explain to My Friend Where My Mom Is?

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Thangaraj

However we respond to these types of questions, from children or adults, whether innocent or malicious, the one thing we need to keep in mind is this: our children are within earshot and this is how they learn to answer the same questions when they are posed to them.

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

How This Single Lesbian Got On The Path To Building Her Dream Family

Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment introduces a prospective foster-adoptive mo...

The Reality Of Raising African-American Boys In America

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

Despite good grades, accomplishments, pleasant manners and common sense, many of our sons are seen as aggressive or prone to violence. When they transgress, as kids will always do, they are judged on a double standard.

This Is The Beautiful True Story Of How One Gay Couple Created Their Family

Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family™” installment highlights the joys of Adoption Day for Scott Sparks,...

This Is The Story Of One Gay Couple's Journey To Building Their Dream Family

Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” installment spotlights the journey of “older” prospective ...

A Heinous New Anti-LGBT Law Aimed At 'Non-Traditional' Families Could Be Headed Our Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” installment features a Call to Action by RaiseAChild.US Founde...

One Couple's Incredible Journey To Becoming Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” installment features an exclusive glimpse into a family’s fi...

Lesbian Couple Share Their Story Of Creating A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment spotlights Diane and Cherie. The couple have chosen t...

How This Lesbian Couple Is Fighting To Make Florida A Better Place For All Families

Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment highlights the journey of a couple from Florida who o...

Seven and Half Reasons Why Two and Half Men Should Scrap a Gay Season 12

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I have a good sense of humor, but... can't you find something else to make us laugh? Why are we gays so amusing to the rest of you?

'Two And A Half Men' Plans Controversial Wedding

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

"Two and a Half Men" isn’t going quietly: The longest-running comedy on broadcast TV will conclude its run with a final season storyline that deals ...

In Italy, Adoption by Gay Couples Is Still Illegal

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

In Italy there's the Senate, where the Democratic Party's proposal on civil unions is set for its nth discussion. Civil unions; no one speaks of gay marriage. Can you imagine? In Italy, practically speaking, adoption does not exist.

Nobody's Perfect

Andy Miller | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Andy Miller

My son is not perfect and he needs me to see it, not ignore it. As much as I want to say, "He's just being a boy" or "He'll grow out of it," I know that's "perfection" raising its damn dirty head again.

Gay Son Reflects On Growing Up In The '80s With Lesbian Mom

Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment features an interview with Brian Doyle, age 41, a Los...

Your Problem With Guns or Gays Is Not Political

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Collapsing the subcultural divides in our society through actual human relationship dissolves our political differences, because it reveals that much of what we thought were differences of political principle are really rationalizations of the suspicion we feel toward those whose experiences and pleasures we simply cannot imagine sharing.

Chasing Summertime Memories: A Gay Father's Reflections

Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series is a personal tribute to summers past, ...

Reverend Who Performed Same-Sex Weddings Shares Personal Story About His Beautiful Family

Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series comes from two men raised in the Midwes...