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'America's Favorite Gaysian' Tackles The Joys Of Same-Sex Parenting | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Actor-comedian Alec Mapa hopes his new Showtime special, "Baby Daddy," presents a well-rounded, complete picture of same-sex parents beneath its raunc...

We Can't Use 1915's "Biological Reality" to Assess 2015's Marriage Equality

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

As our nine Supreme Court justices wrestle with a decision in the consolidated same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the central arguments they will weigh is the role of marriage in raising children.

Lies My Father Never Told Me

Michael Cerveris | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Cerveris

For much of the past two years, I have been wearing someone else's hair and pretending to be someone else's father. When you find yourself often playing the odd, the weird, the outsiders, you discover the additional advantage that age is a much more malleable thing.

The Birds And The Bees, Version 2.0

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Ido Bendet-Taicher

There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.

Why In My Family, I'm Both The Mom And Dad

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

My husband and I knew we wanted to be parents even before we got married. One problem: we are two men.

For This Father, NYC Schools Are Worth The Planning & Work

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.08.2015 | New York
Ido Bendet-Taicher

Although demanding and time consuming, the school selection process has been a remarkably enjoyable and inspiring experience for our family. We became familiar with truly wonderful schools. We were impressed by their admirable programs and by their inspiring educators and leaders. Nonetheless, with every school visit, it became clearer and clearer which school is our first choice school -- our perfect match.

'Where's the Mommy?' on Mother's Day

Jason Howe | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

Most gay men have had plenty of time to think through various challenges they and their children will face by the time they finally become fathers, not the least of which is how outsiders view the lack of a female parent.

Our American Dream. Or, Why The Hell Did We Move To The United States?

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

In the early summer of 2007, I got a call from my husband, Ido, about a New York City relocation opportunity at his company. I don't know why, but I...

Gay Dads Win Surrogacy Battle Over 'Homophobic' Birth Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, May 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A baby girl conceived through surrogacy will be removed from her biolo...

April is the Cruellest Month: The Approach of Mother's Day

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

We have grandmas, aunts, older female cousins and baby sitters. But there's no mother to receive the treasure trove of attention.

Dear Gay Community, Your Kids Are Just Fine

Ella Robinson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Ella Robinson

Heterosexual marriages do not automatically lead to happy households and well-balanced children. Parents are parents -- and all can make bad decisions, learn as they go, or not be perfect. It doesn't matter if they are gay, straight, single or otherwise. But to deny protections to parents already raising children isn't right, and the only purpose it serves is to hurt those children.

WATCH: This Adorable 7-Year-Old Explains How Her Two Moms Had A Baby

Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices

By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn Abou...

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

The Most Controversial Part Of The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage: Who Should Raise Kids?

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — It is perhaps the most controversial component of the national debate over same-sex marriage: Who should raise children? The judge w...

State Senator Introduces Bill To Require Changing Diaper Tables In Men's Restrooms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) wants to bring the call for potty parity into the political sphere. On April 17, Hoylman is introducing...

Acceptance Over a Chain Link Fence

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

For whatever reason, while I was swinging by the office with the kids to do something I'd forgotten, she asked about my wife. I told her I'm gay and have a husband. She asked "Is your wife gay too?"

How the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Affects Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

For children like mine, politics have never been anything but deeply personal and compelling, something you throw yourself into, body and soul.

Adults of Gay Parents: A Case of Misattribution

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

I will assume these stories are true, and with that assumption made, they indeed are tragic situations. But, to attribute these social maladies to having gay parents is rather mistaken.

A Dad Explains Indiana's New Law So Simply A Kid Could Understand

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Without proving any burden or hardship or even demonstrable faith, people now get to turn away people like us and families like mine, just as they've wanted to all along.

4 Must-See YouTube Channels For Gay Parents

Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Temblador | The Next Family Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to this site by more than one billion users: YouTube. YouTu...

What Wondrous Love Is This? A Reflection On The Birth Of My Son Walter

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I'm frequently asked the loaded question of how much I am madly in love with Walter. I mostly give the questioner what they want with a nod of assent. But the truth of my emotion is more complicated. I think maybe the problem is with how I have, up to this point, understood the word "love."

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Ian Colvin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Ian Colvin

It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back from Hawaii pregnant like most couples; we returned knowing it was the right time to pursue our dreams of becoming dads.

Tomboys, Sissies and the Gay Dad

Jason Howe | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

For as long as he could remember, his parents, especially his father, had rejected him because he was a boy so effeminate that he was often mistaken for a girl.

Moms Take State To Court Over Son's Birth Certificate

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kevin Murphy Feb 13 (Reuters) - A married same-sex couple on Friday asked a federal court to force Indiana state and county officia...