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Kindergartener Allegedly Barred From School Because She Has Two Moms

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

A California Christian school is feeling the heat after reportedly rejecting a kindergarten student because she has two moms. Sheena and Lashaune, wh...

Here's Why A Gay Dad Is Inviting Pope Francis To Dinner

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

In March of 2013, I was writing a column about the pope. When I started writing it, I did not know exactly WHICH pope I was addressing. One pope had j...

This Couple Sold Everything They Owned And Moved 3,000 Miles To Create A Family

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

Jennifer and Kandy Russell-Digilio were so determined to have a family, they moved nearly 3,000 miles to do just that. In this Huffington Post Gay Voi...

Get An Inside Look At Nate Berkus' Amazing New York Apartment

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

Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are clearly living the dream. Posing with their adorable new daughter, Poppy, the handsome couple showcases t...

How Two Women Fell In Love And Created Safer Spaces For LGBT Youth

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

While volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children, Candice and Jaci witnessed things that motivated them to expand their own family. In ...

Why Is It Still So Hard?

Jim Joseph | Posted 08.21.2016 | Parents
Jim Joseph

You would think by now I'd be used to it. You'd think it would be no big deal by now. I've been doing the "going to college" thing now for five years straight. Four years with my daughter overlapped by three years with my son.

Gay Father Sues Over Bullying At Sons' Hawaii School

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Hawaii man is suing state Department of Education officials for failing to respond to the reported homophobic bullying his children endured at schoo...

How One Man's Dead Grandmother Introduced Him To The Loves Of His Life

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

Sometimes things happen as fate. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things happen. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Def...

This Lesbian Is Considered A Father In Indiana (And An Amazing One At That)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It is often said that foster children are amazingly resilient. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” serie...

Just as the U.S. Legalized Gay Marriage, I'm Getting a Divorce

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Standing in the shadows next to happy couples celebrating their love and marriage benefits is something no one wants to talk about: in establishing a legal foundation for marriages that last, the marriage equality movement also has laid a safe, clear, and legal path for those people like Tracie and me, who have decided to divorce.

Gay American Couple Battles Over Surrogate Baby In Thailand

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A gay couple from the United States said on Wednesday their lives were being "destroyed" after a Thai surrogate mother refused to ...

Meet Two Of The First Gay Dads To Foster-To-Adopt In Florida

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

In this installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, contributing writer David Humiston is ins...

Judge Rules Utah Must Recognize Same Sex Parents On Child's Birth Certificate

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Utah to list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mot...

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

Great News For Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Reuters | By Shelby Sebens | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children rai...

Curtis M. Wong

'America's Favorite Gaysian' Tackles The Joys Of Same-Sex Parenting | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 06.08.2016 | Queer 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 06.03.2016 | 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 05.22.2016 | Queer 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 05.21.2016 | Queer 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 05.08.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | Queer 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 i...

Gay Dads Win Surrogacy Battle Over 'Homophobic' Birth Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices

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