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Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

This Father's Day, This Is What Queer Dads Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Father's Day was first celebrated in 1910, and what it means to be a dad, in some ways, has shifted dramatically in the last century, along with our d...

5 Things My Husband Teaches Our Daughter About Working Parents

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Day jobs notwithstanding, we both dove into hands-on parenting from the start. But as I met other people with infants, I discovered that this was not universal.

Il Papa vs. My Fathers: What The Pope Doesn't Understand About Child Abuse

Buster Ross | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

Pope Francis says children need heterosexual parents. Daddy Francis, if you're reading this: The gay men in my life have been some of the most nurturing and supportive parents imaginable.

A Letter To The Straight Couple Who Vow To Divorce If Gay Marriage Becomes Law

Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Something one learns as a parent is that children are often not rational in their behavior. When something happens ...

7 Things People Ask Gay Dads... But Shouldn't

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

As we approach Father's Day, let's not forget that fathers come in all shapes, sizes and sexual orientations. In this new video from Gays With Kid...

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 ...

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...

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.

State Senator Introduces Bill To Require Changing Diaper Tables In Men's Restrooms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) wants to bring the call for potty parity into the political sphere. On April 17, Hoylman is introducing...

A Dad Explains Indiana's New Law So Simply A Kid Could Understand

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Without proving any burden or hardship or even demonstrable faith, people now get to turn away people like us and families like mine, just as they've wanted to all along.

Aspiring Gay Dads Spoof Meghan Trainor For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay 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 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...

Gay or Straight, Today's Dads Are the New Moms

Grant J. Schneider | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Grant J. Schneider

The administrator at our children's school recently called our house and asked if she could speak with "Mrs. Diamond." I understood instantly -- she wanted to speak to the mom. But my kids don't have a mom. They have two dads. To her surprise I replied, "This is Mrs. Diamond."

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...

Thank You Dolce & Gabbana

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Parents of every flavor are still dealing with the prejudice that comes from not following an unwritten textbook of how it's supposed to be done. Sadly, prejudice still does not discriminate... even when you're a parent doing the best you possibly can.

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.

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old's Book Club

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When my daughter Lily came home saying she wanted to start a book club, I was excited -- I'm a writer after all, so this was music to my ears -- but also a bit skeptical. Right away, I started to fret about the mechanics of it.

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...

Love Glue

Andy Miller | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Andy Miller

Clark, putting down his pickle, replied so casually I could hardly believe it, "Some people have two dads. Some people have two moms. Some people have a mom and a dad... All families are different, but all families are held together with a special kind of glue called 'love.'"

LOOK: Gay Black Dads At Center Of Internet Controversy Now Starring In New Nikon Campaign

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

One short year ago, Kordale and Kaleb were a pair of gay black fathers quietly raising their three beautiful children and going about their lives like...

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...