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The Zen of Miscarriage

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

How do you say goodbye to someone with whom you shared not a past full of memories, but a future made of fantasies? How do you make space for sadness when you're surrounded by messages, both internal and external, telling you to buck up and move on?

Meet The Gay Celebrity Super Dads!

YourTango | Anna Quintana | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Controversial celebrity blogger Perez Hilton made an important announcement of his own on Twitter recently: He's a dad! Mario Armando Levandeira, I...

A Day In A Queer Life In The U.S.: Why Being A Dad Matters To Me

Jason Guberman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgJust like any expectant parent, my vague intellectual understanding just meant that I really didn't have a clue. But after a year as Mia's dad, I've come to learn a few things, none of which feel like I ever thought they would.

The Well-Charted Waters Of Same-Sex Parenting

Paul M. Smith | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul M. Smith

During the Supreme Court arguments in the Proposition 8 case last week, there seemed to be some confusion about the social science evidence concerning same-sex parents and their ability to raise children, but there is no "disagreement" among the experts about what the research says.

Want to Know How Kids With Gay Parents Feel About Marriage Equality? Ask Them.

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

Callie, a 25 year-old woman with two mothers, for example, recalled growing up with the awareness that "we [didn't] have the same rights as other people. [Paying] thousands of dollars just so I could go in and sign this paper in the event that my mom gets hurt, I could visit her in the hospital."

Marriage Equality: The 'Tri' In Our Kids' Trifecta

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Our children know that for a few months in 2008, the law said "yes" to their family. Their moms are legally married (in California, at least). This legal recognition echoes and enforces what their moms and their community keep telling them: that we should be treated equally.

LOOK: Gay Military Couple Attends White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay 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...

'Did You Ever Think You Might Be A Lesbian?'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Now that I'm blogging about growing up with two mommies, a friend of mine recently asked me, "Did you ever think you might be a lesbian, since that's the lifestyle you knew from home?" Obviously I have to answer this one with a story.

WATCH: Gay Dad's Heartbreaking Letter To SCOTUS On DOMA

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay father's poignant open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court is making the blogosphere rounds. Jack Montgomery, who has adopted three children fr...

Katy Hall

The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents | Katy Hall | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban...

Spilled Milk: 5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

The undeniable, sharp and measurable uptick in global warming has come since 2004, in the nine years since marriage between gay people became legal in Massachusetts. Katrina anyone? Sandy? Melting ice caps? Rush Limbaugh's persistent sunburn? Real-world consequences.

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Being A Lesbian Mom When Families Like Mine Still Aren't Recognized

Giuseppina La Delfa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Giuseppina La Delfa

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgNext month Andrea has to have a minor operation. But to the government and the hospital's administration I'm nobody in relation to my son. That's how it is: We're family and yet not family, and we stagger back and forth from joy to anxiety.

Catching Up With the Times

Shelley Whelpton | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Shelley Whelpton

I am a Canadian woman who has been married to an American woman for sixteen years. My two sons have been raised in a world where having two moms is totally normal -- and wonderful.

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay 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 05.26.2013 | Gay 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 05.25.2013 | Gay 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 05.25.2013 | Gay 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.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Devon And Emily's Unique Family

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay 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 ...

AAP Endorses Gay Marriage. So Why Am I So Annoyed? | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

By Erik Botsford I want to be happy about yesterday's news that the American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed its support of gay marriage, I rea...

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

Kate Perino | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay 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.

LOOK: Perez Hilton Formally Introduces His First Son

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Weeks after announcing he'd become a first-time dad, Perez Hilton is formally introducing his son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III. The celebrity blo...

Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

Meet My Husband, He's Our Child's "Mom"

Edward Yaeger | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

If you're able to extract the female gender aspect associated with the idea of "mom" or "mother," however entrenched you perceive it to be, then you're still left with an extremely powerful notion of a parental figure.

Splish-Splash My DNA: Artificial Insemination

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

It is at the core of me and my generally sardonic outlook that the first moment of my creation happened by way of a stranger masturbating into a cup, and the second involved my mother and a glorified turkey baster.

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Urges Supreme Court Justice To Embrace Gay Marriage

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The 12-year-old adopted son of two gay dads urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to strike down Prop 8 and embrace gay marriage in a poignant lett...