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Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.27.2015 | 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...

A Holiday Letter to the Supreme Court

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

The schmaltzy songs of the season speak about love, family, and warm memories of holidays past. We'd love to remember this holiday season as the year we were finally a family under Michigan law.

I Was Banned From a Gay Dads' Group for Raising Michael Brown

Doug Kerr | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Doug Kerr

The night Darren Wilson walked away from an indictment in the shooting death of Michael Brown, I was banned from one of my favorite social-media groups, a group for gay dads. It seems that this group was not the place to talk about race, policing and what happened in Ferguson.

What I Really Want for Christmas: How to Tell Your Family You're Having Kids!

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

There are many treatment options today for gay and lesbian family building, and sharing your plans with loved ones during the holidays can help muster their support and engage them in the process. Whatever your situation, here are some suggestions for those first conversations.

Do I Love My Adopted Child As Much As Birth Parents Love Their Kids?

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Parenting is not biology or blood work, just as it's not process of acquisition or paperwork; parenting is practice, the love you give, and the life you make.

Joining the NYC Dads Group

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

I had the great pleasure of joining a "meetup" with the New York City Dads Group last week, a "support group" of dads from across the city, all of whom are actively involved in their children's lives.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to Rose McGowan on Lessons Learned

Rob Watson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am sorry that you have not felt that the outcry against misogyny from gay men has been loud enough. Given your comments about Speedos and Molly, I can only assume that your comments are in part the result of seeing the "gay community" as the buff young men on the party circuit.

Why I Love Halloween -- Now More Than Ever

Andy Miller | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Miller

That's when it hit me. All those future Halloweens. I never considered I might not be around for those. Was this the first and last time I would take Clark trick-or-treating? Was this the only costume I would ever see him in?

A Gay Dad Vs. The Conservative Christian Anti-Gay 'Teen Plot' Grandmother

Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has wo...

LOOK: This Is What A Queer Family Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...