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These Two Dads Share What Adopting Two Sons Has Taught Them About Love And Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

We’ve found a couple in Boston who are sharing their story to help change the way people perceive families with two mommies or two daddies. In this ...

Two Moms Share The Powerful And Heartbreaking Story Of Losing Their Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Just one year ago, RaiseAChild contributing writer Eric Criswell celebrated a newly formed family and their amazing adoption story. Today, with deep e...

These Gay Dads Prove You're Never Too Old To Start Your Own Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer David Humiston sp...

Jillian Michaels And Heidi Rhoades Open Up About Building Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices

You might expect celebrity wellness expert, Jillian Michaels and wife Heidi Rhoades to be a little guarded when asking personal questions about their ...

My Church

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

I have learned that sacred places are all around me and most importantly within me.

These Incredible Lesbian Moms Want To Revolutionize How TV Shows Foster Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Nancy Nyman and Heather McNama agree that positive changes to foster care system are possible one person and one action at a time. In this week’s in...

Are You a Legal Stranger to Your Children?

Lorie Burch | Posted 02.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Lorie Burch

Without a formal adoption, non-biological parents are essentially strangers to their children in the eyes of the law. Even now with marriage equality and names being added on birth certificates, non-biological parents are not granted any automatic rights should the couple split up and the biological parent decides to withhold visitation or access.

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.

Two Moms Open Up About How They're Forming Their Dream Family

Let Love Define Family | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Raquel and Crissel Guerra-Luna were already connected to each other, before they even met. When they did, it only reaffirmed their wishes of how they ...

Finally, Toys That Truly Reflect The Diversity Of Families

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

What if children actually had toys that reflected the diversity of their lives and the world around them? This is the goal of a new line of toys calle...

How Two Women Fell In Love And Created Safer Spaces For LGBT Youth

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

While volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children, Candice and Jaci witnessed things that motivated them to expand their own family. In ...

Here's How Two Women Changed The Lives Of LGBT Families In Alabama Forever

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

In towns large and small all across our country, there are parents that RaiseAChild.US considers to be true heros. Such is the case with Cari Searcy a...

Steve And Hector's Story From The RaiseAChild.US 'Let Love Define Family' Series

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It took a health scare to begin to awaken one man. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares the story of two men and their journey to fatherhood in t...

My Mother's Love Wins

Rabbi Susan Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Susan Goldberg

I knew, even as a small child, how meaningful it was that my mother insisted on a life of truth, beauty, love and justice. Her courageous choices were about her, and they were also very much about us, her kids. She knew she had to live a life that would show her children how to fully live.

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

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...

These Gay Dads Discovered The Secret To Successful Parenting: Love

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Adoptive fathers discuss their hopes to expand their family by welcoming a daughter in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let ...

Grab A Tissue For Tylenol's Heartwarming, Gay-Inclusive New Commercial

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

Gay and lesbian couples feature prominently in Tylenol's new #HowWeFamily campaign, which aims to celebrate the diversity of modern families. A sa...

The Dangerous Hypocrisy of the Right: The Josh Duggar Edition

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The rhetoric of religious freedom and the 'war on Christianity' -- so often used as a justification for discrimination against LGBTQ people -- has nothing to do with religion or faith.

A Look At Legislation That Could Be Harmful To Children And LGBT Families

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To mark the close of this National Foster Care Month, today’s RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment in the Huffington Po...

Meet The Lesbian Couple Who Has Fostered 23 Kids To Help Give Them Better Lives

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In North Central Florida, two women are busy helping local teens in foster care by welcoming them in to a home and family built on simple principles o...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The School That Canceled An LGBT-Themed Play

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

'Where's the Mommy?' on Mother's Day

Jason Howe | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Jason Howe

Most gay men have had plenty of time to think through various challenges they and their children will face by the time they finally become fathers, not the least of which is how outsiders view the lack of a female parent.

Looking For A Vacation For Your LGBT Family? Look No Further

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

While names like Atlantis and Olivia are well recognized travel brands within the LGBT community, this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild...

'One Big Happy' Star Kelly Brook On The Changing Definition Of Family

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NBC's new series "One Big Happy," the story of a lesbian who's having a baby with her dude best friend, may have been considered outlandish 20 years a...