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Sarah Fader | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Fader

Throughout my time living online I've met some truly inspirational people. One of those people is Erin Best Margolin. Erin has a business partner name...

Gay Parents' Use Of Surrogates Is A 'Travesty' And 'Child Abuse,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is making headlines after delivering a speech blasti...

'I'm Not Different From Anyone Else Who Has Straight Parents'

Caleb Flood-Goldstick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Caleb Flood-Goldstick

I am happy to be the son of a lesbian mom. There's no place for your hate toward gay and lesbian people.

Utah: Talk About Marriage!

Richard Alther | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Alther

Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.

You'll Never Believe Why This Photo Has Some People Outraged

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

A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet -- but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect. Kordale and Kaleb are two proud d...

My Brother and His Husband Are Having Twins, and I'm Gay

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

I came out of the closet in 1999, and at that moment I accepted the fact that I would not have kids. It is 12 years later now, and my brother Marc and his husband Mike are having twins -- proof that times have really changed. Their story is so inspirational that I had to share it.

Pope Francis' Surprise Move For Gay Parents?

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis warned against "administering a vaccine against faith" in a surprise plea for children of gay couples and divorced parents, the AFP is re...

Butch Moms, Bullies, Manternity and Love

Kimberly Dark | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kimberly Dark

We seek out community, or we make parenting groups in the communities where we live. There's nothing fancy about it, even though it's really amazing when it works out that somewhere feels like home.

5 Tips for Managing the Logistics of Same-Sex Parenting of Blended Families

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Here are some ideas and examples from my dissolved and reconstituted same-sex-parents-headed family that can help parents in different households avoid feeling like one is "primary" and the other is, well, "other."

Perez Hilton Preps 'Gay Dads' Reality TV Gig

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

Hollywood blogger, media mogul and actor Perez Hilton is slated to star in a new reality TV series that focuses on fatherhood among gay men that live ...

Dear Harvey, Thank You

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

In every step we take, Harvey, we recognize that our family stands on a foundation built by you and your generation's brave work. In every step we take, we honor your request to come out, come out, wherever we are, to "break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions."

5 Things This Lesbian, Divorced, Remarried "Other Mother" Is Thankful for

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

In keeping with the holiday, I've thought about some things that I am thankful for - in my personal parenting circumstance and also in our community. What are your experiences this holiday season?

Lucky-Dad Parking

Allen Delong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allen Delong

When people say, "Those boys are so lucky!" I'm quick to counter that I am the lucky one, to be entrusted with their care. Maybe that's my sign at the grocery store, a succinct description of a single gay man who adopted older biological siblings: "Lucky-dad parking."

'I Wish You Were Dead So I Could Have a Daddy'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 6 years old, I told my mother that I wished that she would die so that I could have a daddy. We were in a yellow NYC taxicab on the way to my sixth birthday party. I had found my non-biological mother's Achilles' heel and swung a golf club into it. And it felt like shit for both of us.

How Children Can Benefit From Being Raised By Gay Parents

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay parenting remains a hot-button issue throughout much of the U.S. and the world over. Relationship and dating experts and coaches Frankie Basha...

The 'Innocent' Comment I Couldn't Let Slide

Erin Scot | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Erin Scot

I know a lot of parents worry about things like "how to raise a man properly" and the like. I don't want to worry about that. I don't care about raising a "man." I care about raising a person. Specifically, a good person. Specifically you.

Why Are Gays and Lesbians Still Forced to Adopt Our Own Children?

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

The time is now to extend presumptive parenthood to both members of a lesbian relationship when it can be shown that the child was planned, conceived and welcomed into an intact (even if struggling) relationship.

Gay Dad Looks Like He's 'Lusting' Over Baby In Photo, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former Navy chaplain who's made headlines in recent months for a series of bizarre anti-gay declarations is at it again. As Right Wing Watch rep...

In the Sandbox

Dana Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Rudolph

The boy tried a different question: "What's your dad's name?" I kept silent, wanting to see how my son handled it. He paused for just a second to think. "Well, that's Mommy," he explained, gesturing to me. "And the other one's Momma, but she's at work now."

Gay Dad, Straight Daughter

Richard Alther | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Alther

Julie was 7 or 8 when I was acknowledging my true orientation. My wife and I, soon to be amicably divorced, were fortunate enough to be living in a large, rambling country home. We decided that we could pursue our respective next chapters while staying under one roof.

The Great Mystery of Straight People

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Of course, straight people were everywhere, but when they were on TV, they weren't real to me, and when they were my friends' parents, they weren't sexy to me. Young English teachers and comedy actors in movies, however, seemed both real and sexy to me.

Mom, Is 'Gay' a Bad Word?

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

B-Man leans forward and whispers in my ear, "When we were writing '-ay' words on our spelling boards today, someone wrote 'gay' and circled it as their favorite word. But someone else said 'gay' was a bad word. But it isn't, right?"

What Makes a Mother 'Primary'?

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

I've been writing here about the experience of being the "other mother" for just about a month now. What is the "other mother"? How does the role develop, and where does it lead?

Our Families Are Making History

Steve Majors | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Majors

It's taken more than three decades for families like mine to be recognized. Thirty years ago, I was at an age where I was pretty certain that I was gay, but at the time, I never could have predicted that I would one day be among 3 million parents in our country who are LGBT.

Gay Parents Are Like '5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Chicago-based Christian leader has sparked national controversy with some eyebrow-raising remarks about gay and lesbian parents. While participa...