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The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

Lesbian Mom Granted Paternity Over Daughter In Legal Battle Against Ex-Partner

Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices

A Colorado-based lesbian mom is breaking new ground by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in her state. As ABC is reporting...

Church Kids To Send 'Cards Of Hope' To Pastor Who Preached Violence Against LGBT Youth

Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion

On Sunday, April 29, the Rev. Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, preached a sermon that sanctioned physical...

Tell HuffPost Gay Voices Why Your Mom Is Special!

Posted 05.03.2012 | Gay Voices

In a day and age when growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is an increasingly volatile experience, our mothers mean more to us now ...

Michelangelo Signorile

EXCLUSIVE: Pastor Who Advocated Parents 'Punch' Effeminate Kids Defends Sermon, Compares Himself To Jesus | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Listen to the interview here: The North Carolina pastor whose violent anti-gay rant blew up across the blogosphere, said in an interview that hi...

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

Posted 05.03.2012 | Gay 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 05.10.2012 | Gay 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 04.30.2012 | Gay 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 04.06.2012 | Gay 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 04.17.2012 | Gay 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 02.17.2012 | Gay 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 04.09.2012 | Gay 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 01.21.2012 | Gay 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 01.12.2012 | Gay 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 03.10.2012 | Gay 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 03.06.2012 | Gay 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 02.14.2012 | Gay 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 01.27.2012 | Gay 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 01.08.2012 | Gay 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 01.01.2012 | Gay 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 12.20.2011 | Gay 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 | 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...