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From Gay Oppression to Women's Equality: The Evolution of a Novel

Greg Hogben | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Hogben

I set out to write a book to shift the narrative of the gay community and the church. Instead, I ended up writing a different story. After broader exposure to the vast challenges standing in the way of achieving the true definition of equality, the novel aims to shift the narrative of women, the LGBT community, and the determination we all need to achieve real and concrete progress for both.

This Adorably Quirky Little Guy Reminds Us It's Cool To Be Different

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

These days families don't have a single definition -- and one little boy is proud that his is different. Luis was recently featured on Humans Of ...

How a Gay Dad Comes out Today - and Every Day

Ian Colvin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ian Colvin

Twenty years ago, the hardest words to ever come out of my mouth were, "I'm gay" -- and unfortunately, the reactions weren't as positive or as humorous as the reactions I get now. For so many young LGBTQ, the reactions still aren't favorable.

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices

Last week, I invited the pope to join my family for dinner. It was largely a symbolic gesture, although, I had a house cleaning action plan and menu...

This Campbell's Soup Ad Featuring Gay Dads Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Larry Sullivan, David Monahan and their adorable son, Cooper, are among the many real-life families featured in a new, heartfelt Campbell's ...

Parenting: I Almost Dodged That Bullet...

Marion Leary | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Marion Leary

Yes, science supports the fact that people without kids are happier, and has also found that having kids makes you more unhappy than someone who just experienced the death of a partner. But then, if you didn't have a kid, you would miss out on all the good things, the little things

Pope's Letter To Gay Children's Book Author 'Uses The Language Of Respect'

HuffPost Italy | Laura Eduati | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion

  The Vatican issued a statement on Friday reiterating the church's stance against same-sex relationships and gender fluidity after news broke tha...

Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.

Why Is It Still So Hard?

Jim Joseph | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

You would think by now I'd be used to it. You'd think it would be no big deal by now. I've been doing the "going to college" thing now for five years straight. Four years with my daughter overlapped by three years with my son.

Are Pride Parades Appropriate For Kids?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

Every Pride, every Carnival for me is living proof there is indeed freedom of expression. However all this freedom comes with responsibility. Kids come with responsibilities and some spaces are simply not age-appropriate for them.

Fisher-Price Wants You To Meet These Adorable LGBT Families

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Fisher-Price is hoping to increase the visibility of same-sex parents with a new, all-inclusive photo campaign. The toy company has teamed up with ...

Curtis M. Wong

'America's Favorite Gaysian' Tackles The Joys Of Same-Sex Parenting | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Actor-comedian Alec Mapa hopes his new Showtime special, "Baby Daddy," presents a well-rounded, complete picture of same-sex parents beneath its raunc...

Healing Homophobia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

It's a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to be creeped out about whatever you choose to be creeped out about. You are not, however, entitled to use that aversion (a dictionary word for "creeped out") to keep other Americans from the equal protection guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

How Two Dads Handle Mother's Day

Patrick Roth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick Roth

Mother's Day has largely been a non-event in our house. It isn't particularly happy or sad. It just is. Our children may not have their mothers in their lives the way many of their friends do or the way they would wish, but they do have two loving, involved and committed parents.

Gay Dads Win Surrogacy Battle Over 'Homophobic' Birth Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, May 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A baby girl conceived through surrogacy will be removed from her biolo...

April is the Cruellest Month: The Approach of Mother's Day

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

We have grandmas, aunts, older female cousins and baby sitters. But there's no mother to receive the treasure trove of attention.

WATCH: This Adorable 7-Year-Old Explains How Her Two Moms Had A Baby

Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn Abou...

Something To Talk About

Heather Risinger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

My teenage son came to me and said, "Mom, can we go out to dinner, just the two of us? I have something I need to talk to you about." I agreed, and didn't think much of it. With four kids, when one asks for my undivided attention, I hear it, and really try to honor it.

4 Must-See YouTube Channels For Gay Parents

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Temblador | The Next Family Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to this site by more than one billion users: YouTube. YouTu...

Tomboys, Sissies and the Gay Dad

Jason Howe | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

For as long as he could remember, his parents, especially his father, had rejected him because he was a boy so effeminate that he was often mistaken for a girl.

Moms Take State To Court Over Son's Birth Certificate

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kevin Murphy Feb 13 (Reuters) - A married same-sex couple on Friday asked a federal court to force Indiana state and county officia...

A Dad's Message to His Cyber-Baby and The World

Fabian Blue | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Fabian Blue

If we all teach our children from an early age a simple message of tolerance and acceptance, we could undoubtedly transform this world into a more fantastic place.

Rediscovering Kindness

Jason Guberman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

As a dad, there are moments I'm filled with doubt because my hope is that I'm doing everything I can to give my daughter the best life possible. To me at least, part of giving her the best life means giving her space to grow and be independent, even as a toddler.

Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given for every child. The fact that it's not a reasonable expectation isn't a matter of luck. It's the failure of adults, pure and simple.

An Open Letter To The Gay Dads Who Save The Life Of Their Son Each Day

Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A little boy named Grayson is one of the most special children in the world. It all started with a haircut. Cha...