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My Two Dads: How 8 Gay Families Are Celebrating Father's Day

Freedom To Marry | Adam Polaski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This Sunday, June 16, families across the country will pull out the barbecues, take in the summer sun, and come together to celebrate their fathers, t...

Father Seeks Father

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

When my daughters visit, they deposit little pieces of themselves all over our apartment: bras on the back of the bathroom door, empty glasses in the sink, and pretzels on the floor. When they leave, things go missing, like my heart.

'Show The Love' Series Documents Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This beautiful photo series comes to HuffPost Gay Voices courtesy of the Family Equality Council (FEC) and COLAGE in honor of Pride Month 2013. Steve ...

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.

Queer Family Liberation: What's Next?

Terry Boggis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Terry Boggis

What is urgently needed for LGBT families and all those other messy, complicated, variegated families out there are social and legal protections that support all kinds of families, not only those headed by two cohabiting married people -- gay or straight.

WATCH: Elton John Reveals Famous Godmother Of His Second Son

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Elton John and his husband David Furnish shed some light on their parenting methods in a new interview with Extra TV. The Rocket Man, 66, said tha...

LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...

On Being Butch Jaxon... And Tristan

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I usually don't have to come out. When I walk into a room, people know I'm a dyke -- unless they mistake me for a dude. Whatev. But recently I had to decide whether to come out. Again. This happened when a reader of my anonymous blog was kind enough to send a post of mine to HuffPost.

LOOK: Gay Military Couple Attends White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two gay dads and their children were among the many families to partake in the Easter Egg Roll festivities at the White House this weekend. In the...

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kate Perino

Yesterday and today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

14-Year-Old Talks Having Two Moms And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kate Perino

Today, March 26, and tomorrow, March 27, the Supreme Court will address the question of whether all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love. The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

A Letter to My Baby Girl

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

We didn't marry for "rights" or "benefits." We married for the same reasons that most people do -- both gay and straight. Because we loved each other, we wanted to stand up in front of our friends and family and make a lifelong commitment to one another and we aspired to build a family together.

What SCOTUS Can Learn From Our Sleepless Nights

Jon Summers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Summers

People didn't ask us if we, as two men, were prepared to raise a child, and they didn't warn us about the importance of making sure our son has female influences (he does). They simply congratulated us and warned us to "kiss sleep goodbye." It's time for our laws to catch up with our culture.

Adult Daughter Of Gay Dads Speaks Out On Why Marriage Equality Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kate Perino

On March 26 and 27 the Supreme Court will address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question -- and they are speaking out.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: How One Gay Couple Created Their Beautifully Unique Family

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Voices Of Children

Steve Majors | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Majors

In connection with the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases, Family Equality Council and our coalition partners have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court that reflects the voices of children with LGBT parents, because these children are in a unique position to speak to two questions.

WATCH: Waymon Hudson Takes On The 'Gays Are A Threat To Children' Argument

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Daniel and Yohandel

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Questioning The Idea Of 'Gay' Families And 'Straight' Families

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Holly R. Cashman

In his recent State of the Union address, our commander-in-chief promised, "We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families, gay and straight." I chafe at "families, gay and straight." What is a gay family? For that matter, what is a straight family?

How Gay Fathers Helped Two Little Best Friends Become Brothers

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Some of those fighting marriage equality want you to believe that there is only one right way to create a family. But families come together in a variety of ways, the best of which is when all the members love each other and deeply desire a lifetime bond. That is what happened in my family.

Sexing Day

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

Two men raising twin boys is, as a friend in California noted, "hella dudes." And Lin and I raising two girls seemed like the artistically shaky yet marketable premise of a situation comedy. Perhaps we'd have one of each? Well, a few days ago we finally discovered the sex of the twins.

How This Sonogram Changed Our Life

Jon Summers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Summers

We were told that of all the families presented to her, this young mother chose us. She said that the baby would be her Christmas gift to us. And attached to that same email was the ultrasound she had done the day before. All I could do was stare.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Charles and Jim

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Kenneth and Ashley

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.