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One Million Moms Condemns JCPenney Again For 'Lesbian' Mother's Day Photo

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Does the notorious anti-gay group One Million Moms have a personal vendetta against JCPenney? It would certainly seem that way, as just months afte...

'Put Me In, Coach!' A Mom Steps Up As A Little League Volunteer

Veronica Rhodes | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women

“Thumb to thumb!” the old man shouted, holding up his hands in front of his chest. “Thumb to thumb – what does that mean???” His crooked f...

LISTEN: Pastor Urges Parents To 'Punch' Their Non-Gender-Conforming Kids, 'Crack' Their Sons' Limp Wrists

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A North Carolina pastor's horrific anti-gay tirade is making the blogosphere rounds. Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayett...

Radio DJ Apologizes For Shocking Advice To Father Over Daughter's Same-Sex Kiss

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Ohio-based radio DJ who ignited controversy last week after telling a concerned father he should "get one of your friends to screw your daughter st...

Telling My 10-Year-Old That I Am Gay

The Didactic Pirate | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents
The Didactic Pirate

One of the last people I came out to was my 10-year-old daughter, about nine months into the process.  Strange that the final person to hear the news was one of the people who needed to know the most. 

WATCH: Zach Wahls Joins National Gay Parenting Initiative

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to Iowa legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going v...

Spilled Milk: Treehouse Envy

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

I had set about doing a noble, classically American, Norman Rockwellian dad thing: building a treehouse for my kids.

For Same-Sex Couples, A Tale Of Two Paths To Parenting

Gary J. Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary J. Gates

Modern Family highlights a common contemporary media image of gay parenting: wealthy, urban, white gay men raising an adopted child. However, U.S. Census Bureau data suggest that same-sex couples raising children are substantially more diverse.

WATCH: Gay Father's Intimate Moment With His Newlywed Son

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the era of marriage equality, it isn't just traditional nuptials themselves which are getting a makeover -- but other wedding customs, too. Ind...

Virginia Lawmakers Should Do What's Best For Kids

Gary J. Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary J. Gates

Virginia's proposed law goes well beyond protection of religious freedom by affirming the right to discriminate in adoption and foster placement by any agency (religiously based or otherwise) based on any moral objection to certain types of parents.

The Battle For Gay Adoption Heating Up In Virginia

Pink News | Joseph McCormick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, a battle is heating up over whether adoption agencies should be allowed to discriminate against prospec...

Teens Raised By Lesbian Parents Just As Happy As Those Raised By Heterosexual Couples, Study Finds

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new Dutch study has confirmed what Zach Wahls has been trying to tell us all along: that the quality of life among teens raised by lesbian parents d...

Another Victory for Gay Parents and Their Children

Nadine Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadine Smith

On Dec. 23, 2011, Florida's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the state of Florida must recognize the parental rights of two lesbian moms, one the biological mother who contributed the egg and the other who was the birth mother.

Iowa Lesbian Parents Win Groundbreaking Birth Certificate Case

Des Moines Register | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been ordered to issue a new birth certificate listing both members of a same-sex marriage as the legal parent...

Being a 'Gay Dad'

Peter Depp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Depp

Fascinating, isn't it, that being referred to as a "gay dad" has the ability to enhance the connection I have with other parents, or the ability to completely disregard my parenting skills based on the false ideology that homosexuality is wrong.

Why I Decided to Appear on Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

Peter Depp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Depp

It's not easy being gay in America, and even harder in Nashville, due to the homophobic climate. So I've been asked by several people in Nashville, "Why would you do a show like Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys?"

Birth Certificate Case Involving Lesbian Moms Moves Forward

USA Today | Des Moines Register | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Melissa Gartner will have to wait a bit longer to find out if she'll be listed on the birth certificate of the child her wife bore...

New Report Shows Children Are the Real Victims of Anti-LGBT Laws and Stigma

Michael Cole-Schwartz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cole-Schwartz

By limiting marriage to only one man and one woman for federal purposes, DOMA denies 1,138 rights, responsibilities and benefits to legally married same-sex couples and their children.

Queeries: When Friends Ask Bad Questions About Your Baby

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

Nobody would ever ask a biological mom how much her out-of-pocket expenses were for a week of neonatal ICU for her preemie. But let anyone know you adopted or used a gestational surrogate or egg donor, and people feel entitled to ask the price tag.

Amanda Terkel

Jared Polis Becomes First Openly Gay Parent In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress. On Frid...

Safe Schools for Our Kids

Steve Majors | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Majors

I thought my kids were ready for school. They were armed with ready answers about why they had two dads and what adoption means. But I was wrong. They were not ready. Perhaps more accurately, I was not ready.

Judge: State Can End Foster Contracts With Catholic Charities

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Catholic Charities has lost another round in the ongoing battle over adoption and foster care contracts being granted to same-sex couples in civil uni...

Veronica Rhodes: Coming Out At School

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Red Room

My younger daughter started first grade this month and it wasn't pretty. Shrieking, crying, clinging and begging to go home. If that wasn't enough, she outed me to her teacher on day 2.

How To Guarantee Your Children Won't Be Teased! (Hint: Don't Have Any.)

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Of all the reasons I've heard from people who oppose same-sex parenting, perhaps the most oft-repeated is that the child who will endure teasing about the comparative oddity of her family. As one person recently asked, "Did you ever think about the needs of the child?"

Do Ask, I'll Tell: Gay Parents And Back To School Time

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 10.31.2011 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

As the only two-dad family in an elementary school with almost 500 kids, we become the default face of same-sex parenting for some of the children and their caregivers. And that's OK -- when we filled out paperwork to adopt six years ago, we literally signed up for this.