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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 03.09.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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...

29 Gorgeous Photos Show What Families Around The World Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents

Photographer Michele Crowe has made a name for herself showcasing the American family in its many diverse forms through a series of portraits called "...

Straight Parents Answer Questions That Gay Parents Get Asked

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“How did you have your children?” is a pretty awkward question for any parent to answer, though it’s a question most often directed to gay paren...

6 Things You Should Know About Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, made headlines on Wednesday when he directed local judges to stop issuing marriage licenses t...

Hate Group Has An Awful Reason For Being Upset With Allstate Insurance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Weeks after Allstate Insurance unveiled a new commercial starring two real-life gay dads and their infant daughter, a right-wing "family" group blaste...

Lesbian Moms Sue North Carolina To Update Birth Certificates

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A same-sex couple is suing North Carolina to force officials to put both women's names on their children's birth certificates. ...

A 'Dallas' Star Opens Up About LGBT Adoption

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As a star on the hit TV show "Dallas," Charlene Tilton was the sassy and beautiful Lucy Ewing. When the show ended, Tilton spent her time dedicated to...

Gay Dads Recall The Journey To Parenthood In Heartwarming Allstate Ad

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With 2015 winding to a close, two gay men reflect on the milestone of becoming first-time parents in this heartwarming ad for Allstate Insurance. The...

Tax Words to the Wise for LGBT Couples at Year's End

David Rae | Posted 12.07.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades (or 10 minutes), 2015 taxes will be the first time many LGBT couples will be filing jointly on their federal and state returns because -- cue the trumpets -- we're married now.

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

Greg Hogben | Posted 11.25.2016 | Queer 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.

Here's What It's Like For A Single Gay Man To Welcome Twins Through Surrogacy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One individual is opening up about his experiences having a pair of twin girls through surrogacy as a single, gay man. Honolulu-based videographer Ala...

This Little Girl Just Told One Million Moms What We've All Been Thinking

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One Million Moms is no match for 11-year-old Amaya. Last month, the hate group launched an anti-gay attack on Mattel after the company featured Amaya...

'Family Group' Is Fuming Over The Campbell's Soup Ad With Gay Dads

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Well, that was fast. Days after Campbell's Soup unveiled a new commercial featuring gay dads, a right-wing group notorious for getting worked up over...

Why Mike Huckabee Is Choking On Those Rainbow Doritos

Rob Watson | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

My sons love Doritos. Jesse is a Nachos Doritos guy, and Jason, always his own man, loves the Ranch flavored. I love the It Gets Better Project. They ...

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

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 p...