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Raising Children Queerly: Four Books For Summer Reading

Janet Mason | Posted 07.19.2016 | Books
Janet Mason

Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.

Meet The Animated Gay Dads Who'll Make Their Nickelodeon Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Nickelodeon is set to break fresh ground by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on Wednesday’s episode of the animated series, “The Loud Ho...

For Father's Day, Correcting The Record About Dads

Josh Levs | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Josh Levs

All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)

Modest, Me?

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jeffrey Roach

I admit that my aversion to parental nudity is a bit ironic, since I can't seem to go a day without my son Jackson parading around naked in front of me and my husband.

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

Spring Breakdown

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jeffrey Roach

Last November, Ken and I celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alone. Which, for the two of us, is pretty rare.

#TalkToMe: Gay Dad's Wish for Son

Jon Raj | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Jon Raj

As a part of the Huffington Post's ‪#‎TalkToMe‬ series, Sammy interviews me. I do turn the tables on him a few times but you get to see a little into our world.

The Shifting Meaning of Valentine's Day for Gay Families

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

While some may look at Valentine's Day as strictly a celebration of romantic love between two adults (or, no doubt, that teenage angst of high school love), that love between a parent and her child can be a wonderful part of the holiday's celebration too.

Gay Dads Recall The Journey To Parenthood In Heartwarming Allstate Ad

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With 2015 winding to a close, two gay men reflect on the milestone of becoming first-time parents in this heartwarming ad for Allstate Insurance. The...

11 Reasons You're Still a Single Gay Man (Thank God!)

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

DOMA and gay marriages are making history, but there's no law that says you need to grab that guy you've been dating for a month and pick your Kelly Clarkson first dance song.

Over the River With Two Dads: An Interview With Author Linda Ashman

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

"We wanted the characters to be diverse in multiple ways so that lots of kids (and adults) would recognize themselves and their families in the illustrations."

'Family Group' Is Fuming Over The Campbell's Soup Ad With Gay Dads

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Well, that was fast. Days after Campbell's Soup unveiled a new commercial featuring gay dads, a right-wing group notorious for getting worked up over...

Why Mike Huckabee Is Choking On Those Rainbow Doritos

Rob Watson | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

My sons love Doritos. Jesse is a Nachos Doritos guy, and Jason, always his own man, loves the Ranch flavored. I love the It Gets Better Project. They ...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last week, I invited the pope to join my family for dinner. It was largely a symbolic gesture, although, I had a house cleaning action plan and menu p...

Gay Adoption Is Not Always Easy

Andrew Branham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Branham

If I had to offer advice to other gay or straight couple's that are considering adoption it would be to simply 'do your homework.'

This Campbell's Soup Ad Featuring Gay Dads Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Larry Sullivan, David Monahan and their adorable son, Cooper, are among the many real-life families featured in a new, heartfelt Campbell's Soup campa...

An Ode To The 'Dad Bod' -- From A Gay Father's Perspective

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is it: the official close of summer! Here’s a tribute to all of us parents who never quite got our bodies into bathing suit shape in time for s...

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer 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 06.25.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 06.18.2016 | 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 06.18.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...