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Finally, Toys That Truly Reflect The Diversity Of Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2015 | Gay 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 ...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay 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 08.08.2015 | Gay 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 Se...

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

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay 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 07.02.2015 | 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 07.08.2015 | Gay 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 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...

These Gay Dads Discovered The Secret To Successful Parenting: Love

Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay 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 06.12.2015 | Gay 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 06.02.2015 | Gay 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 05.30.2015 | Gay 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 05.22.2015 | Gay 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 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...

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

Jason Howe | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | Gay 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 04.18.2015 | Gay 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...

Here's Why Zoe Saldana Won't Boycott Dolce & Gabbana After 'Synthetic Children' Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Zoe Saldana has no intention of joining the boycott against Dolce & Gabbana over the designers' comments about same-sex families adopting children or ...

Madonna Responds To The Dolce & Gabbana Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.19.2015 | Gay Voices

Madonna is giving Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana a schooling in what family really means. The pop star took to Instagram Wednesday to respond ...

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.

Dolce & Gabbana Respond To Backlash Over Their Remarks About Gay Families

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Dolce & Gabbana designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are responding to backlash over statements they made about same-sex families, reasoning t...

Dolce & Gabbana Face Outrage After Controversial Comments About Gay Families

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices

In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana had some contentious things to say...

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jordan Bayne

In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.

One Family, Two Dads, Three Languages

Jason Howe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

"No quere ... dormir," mumbles Olivia as her breathing deepens and her eyes finally stay shut. She means "no quiero dormir," "I don't want to sleep" in Spanish, but her conjugations haven't quite come in yet. I don't care. It's been an hour and a half, she's finally asleep in any language, and I tiptoe out.

What's In a Name?

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

When we were matched with our birth mom and learned she was expecting a boy, we let go of Sophia, the girl's name we had chosen. Although we were very careful not to refer to him by Jacob because of all the things that could still go wrong, I'll admit we began to think of the unborn boy as our son.

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.