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These Two Dads Share The Story Of How They Created Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices

To see Steve Ledoux and Mark Becktold with their kids, you would naturally assume they had been planning for this moment all of their lives. But for t...

Meet The Animated Gay Dads Who'll Make Their Nickelodeon Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Nickelodeon is set to break fresh ground by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on Wednesday’s episode of the animated series, “The Loud Ho...

These Two Men Gave Up A Big City Dream For Their Dream Of A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices

After trying parenthood Brian Blythe and John Kristiansen thought they didn’t get the part; however, they got called in for a second audition. In th...

How Growing Up With Two Dads Shaped This Diver's Olympic Dreams

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Olympic diving hopeful Jordan Windle looks back on his experience growing up with two dads in a new docuseries. Debuting June 28 on Lifetime, "Gold Me...

What Parents Of Straight Kids Will Never Understand About Orlando

YourTango | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Think you know what it's like to be the parent of an LGBTQ kid? Think again. I finally cried this morning. My friend Cathy reached out to ask how my h...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of How These Dads Created Their Family Over 3 Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s installment of the Huffington Post Queer Voices RaiseAChild.US "‎Let Love Define Family®" series, and in honor of Father’s Day, ...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil...

'Will It Be Safe There?' The Question I Can't Answer

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

We are Americans in peacetime living in a quiet neighborhood, and yet I couldn't offer her promises of safety. For we are a nation under siege: we just refuse to act like it.

These Gay Dads Prove You're Never Too Old To Start Your Own Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer David Humiston sp...

This Church Is Helping To Create Beautiful Families Like This One

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Few churches throughout the United States have as long or as solid of a reputation for respecting, accepting and supporting its LGBT parishioners as A...

That's My Daddy: Two Moms Figure Out How To Tell The Truth About Their Family

Robin Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Robin Hopkins

Over time, this book reminded me of the love that Mary and I had and how much we wanted to have a family -- how much we wanted to raise good people that would go out into the world and contribute. It reminded me that we made our kid of love just like everyone else.

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

Here's Some Advice For LGBT Parents On How To Pick A School For Your Kids

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices

When Brandy and Susan went on the hunt for preschools for their daughter, they had to consider the fact that they were a two-mom family. In Los Angel...

Gay Couple Win Custody Battle Against Surrogate Mother In Thailand

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices


What Divorce Does To A 'Family Man'

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

No matter how I feel about losing my husband, I am actively grateful my daughter didn't lose a dad.

'Daddy Issues': 1980's Inspired Gay Comedy Gets World Premiere in New York City

Jed Ryan | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Ryan

Set in the 1980's, Daddy Issues is a partial throwback to when the word "gay" actually meant "happy."

Meet Two Gay Dads Whose Life Plans Totally Changed Because Of Love

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices

“Some of the most heartfelt, and life-changing thoughts are often expressed without words,” wrote RaiseAChild contributing writer David Humiston w...

Honey Maid's New 'Wholesome' Ad Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Honey Maid continues to break boundaries and open hearts with its stunning "This Is Wholesome" campaign. Titled "Mis Hijos" (or "My Children"), the g...

How Grief Affected My Decision to Save a Baby With Down Syndrome

Keston Ott-Dahl | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Keston Ott-Dahl

Andrea and I decided to save and raise the baby girl we would name Delaney Skye and have never once regretted the decision. We realize what we believe Delaney has always known; she has always been our daughter.

Marriage Equality Is the Law, but Assaults on LGBT Parenting (and Much More) Continue

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Adam Pertman

As the election year progresses, many candidates in both parties and at every level will say it. Child-welfare professionals work mightily to make it a reality. Our country's laws and policies are intended to promote its essential truth: Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, permanent and loving family.

We've Heard Lots About Gay Parents But Finally We Hear Directly From Their Kids

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.19.2016 | Queer Voices

A groundbreaking new film is taking a compelling look at what it's like to grow up with same-sex parents by speaking with those who are most intimatel...

This Amazing Gay Dad Is Single-Handedly Raising 8 Kids

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s installment of the Huffington Post Queer Voices RaiseAChild.US "‎Let Love Define Family®" series, contributing writer David Humist...

How Mardi Gras Enlightened Me to Issues Facing the LGBT Community

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

I went to Sydney's famous Mardi Gras last weekend on a rare child-free night out. It was my debut of what has been dubbed "Gay Christmas Day." I didn...

The Scarlet G: Growing Up With Gay Parents

Nicole Lytwyn | Posted 02.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole Lytwyn

I was 12 years old when I found out that my mother is gay. It was not more than a year after my parents (mother and father) were divorced when she sat me down at that old kitchen barstool and asked me what I would think if she told me that her and her best friend, Shellie, were "more than just friends."

Greg Berlanti Reveals BIG News Via Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Greg Berlanti is a father! The out Hollywood film and television writer-producer, 43, welcomed his first son, Caleb Gene Berlanti, via surrogate on F...