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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.

LOOK: Family Circle Magazine Receives Disgusting Backlash After Featuring Its First Gay Family

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Women's magazine Family Circle just made history by featuring a gay family in its publication for the first time ever, but they were met with backlash...

A Letter From a Gay Father to His Daughter on 'March for All' Day

Mathieu Nocent | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathieu Nocent

Two days before yet another "March for All," I find myself this evening with the bitter taste of the meals that preceded this weekend, when thousands of people took to the streets against you.

Looking Back on Two Decades of Helping Gay Men Have Kids

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

It's been a long road to marriage equality, and it seems we're still only halfway there. For the last two decades I've been on another fulfilling journey with our community. It's made fewer headlines than our fight for marriage rights, but it's been so important for so many families just now finding that legal recognition.

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 ...

The Journey Home

Anthony Romeo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

My husband and I are ready to be dads. I've done some writing in the past that talked about our aching "brovaries," as one fellow Gays With Kids writer called them. And in the nine months of gestation that my brain has done since releasing that piece, we have decided to take the plunge.

From Caskets to Cradles: Miracles for Gay Men That Would Have Been Insane a Few Years Ago

Stuart Bell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Bell

If you had told me in 1991, when funerals were as much a part of my social life as fraternity parties had been a year earlier, that someday I would be helping men with HIV have babies of their own, I would have laughed in your face. But that's exactly what I am doing today.

HuffPost Gay Voices Receives Big Honor From LGBT Family Organization

Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

On May 18, RaiseAChild.US held its second annual HONORS gala at the W Hollywood Hotel and paid tribute to individuals and families for their advocacy ...

Celebrating Pride and Family on 'Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day'

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I'd like to invite all bloggers, LGBTQ and allies, to participate in the ninth annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2. Just post at your own blog in support of LGBTQ families (however you define them) and submit the link to mombian.com, where I'll compile and showcase the master list for all to see.

Gay Father Whose Beautiful Photo Of His Family Inspired Outrage Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In January of this year, two gay fathers made waves across the Internet with a simple photo of the pair helping two of their three children get ready ...

Remembering Watching With My Two Moms as Ellen Came Out (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

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