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Our Big Fat Queer Wedding

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 11.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

When I publicly announced transition I had a couple of friends tell me that it would be near impossible to find love as a trans person. It was like they were warning me or trying to prepare me for a life of loneliness. This experience is a testament to the fact that love can win.

How Did Your Son Tell You He Was Gay?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents

What is it like to have an LGBT child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people ...

How Passion, Advocacy And Love Helped Create This Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Each Friday in September, RaiseAChild celebrates foster and adoptive parents who have chosen to place the needs of children ahead of their own in a sp...

Blame it on Rio

Gays With Kids | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids and was written by blogger Christopher Thangaraj. My almost 10-year-old African-American son was bare...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

These Two Dads Share What Adopting Two Sons Has Taught Them About Love And Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

We’ve found a couple in Boston who are sharing their story to help change the way people perceive families with two mommies or two daddies. In this ...

Two Moms Share The Powerful And Heartbreaking Story Of Losing Their Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Just one year ago, RaiseAChild contributing writer Eric Criswell celebrated a newly formed family and their amazing adoption story. Today, with deep e...

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

LGBT Rights: Bringing The 'Pride' Movement To Addiction Treatment

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Addiction can truly happen to anyone. We treat people of all lifestyles, demographics and socioeconomic statuses, all of whom have learned how similar their struggles are to each other's, and that they have more in common than they may have originally thought.

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

We Are All Orlando

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

Innocent, vibrant lives were taken far too early. Bright lights of hope for a better, more loving tomorrow snuffed out in the blink of an eye and in the muzzle flash of an AR-15.

A Call to Allies: Stop LGBTQ Violence

Aaron P. Skiles | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron P. Skiles

Please raise your voices with us as we declare that intolerance and hatred are not acceptable.

Coming Out Again... and Again... and Again

Laila Ibrahim | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Laila Ibrahim

We talk about coming out as if it's something you only do once. In my experience it's an ongoing part of life. Sometimes it's easy, and other times it makes my stomach flutter.

Queer Futures, Fluent Chritian-ese

Drew Stafford Harper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Drew Stafford Harper

I have found, since writing this book, an unexpected comfort in being around evangelical christians and their language. My old language.

The Donor Talk: When Kids Have a Sperm Donor

Jen Bauer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Jen Bauer

All three of our kids were conceived using sperm from the same anonymous open donor. We had a lot of reasons for choosing our donor, ranging from the ...

These Gay Dads Prove You're Never Too Old To Start Your Own Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer David Humiston sp...

Supporting Incarcerated LGBT Parents

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

LGBT parents with a criminal record face the added challenges of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and a lack of LGBT competency and support in parole, probation, and reentry programs.

The Plight of Homeless Youth in the Mormon Heartland

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The plight of the homeless of any age is heart-wrenching, but when the homeless are unaccompanied teens in the midst of Mormon's home base in Salt Lak...

School Says It Can Kick Students Out For Supporting Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices

A private Christian high school is defending a policy that allows it to deny admission to or expel students who live with lesbian, gay, bisexual or tr...

5 Things Not to Say if Your Child Comes Out

Karen L Pollock | Posted 05.18.2017 | Queer Voices
Karen L Pollock

From the moment a child draws their first breath they are independent human beings. They rely on us for many years, but as parents we need to understand they do not belong to us. If we can truly understand that, we make a huge step to being able to walk alongside them, wherever their journey takes them.

This Is The Beautiful Story Of The Day These Moms Adopted Their Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Lola Shahdadi and Lynne Witmer got to celebrate their first Mother’s Day last weekend. That’s because on April 11, 2016, they finalized the adopti...

Roads To Olympia: LGBTQ Equality

Roads To Olympia | Posted 05.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Roads To Olympia

By Aaron Weiss The upcoming narrative feature film Roads to Olympia chronicles the stories of three young athletes in three different countries st...

Maternal Instinct: A Mother's Influence on Her Transgender Daughter

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

More than she'll know, my mom, the heroine of this tale--saved me. Out of her tumultuous youth arose a vigorously confident woman, a perfect role model to a young transgender girl. Mom inspires me.

Who Will Care for LGBT Boomers?

David Rae | Posted 05.03.2017 | Queer Voices
David Rae

On the one hand, there's a lot of denial going with our emphasis on youth in gay male culture. On the other, there was a whole generation of gay men who perished during the AIDS crisis meaning that today's Boomers and Gen-Xers don't necessarily have a road map to follow from those who came before us.

Jillian Michaels And Heidi Rhoades Open Up About Building Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices

You might expect celebrity wellness expert, Jillian Michaels and wife Heidi Rhoades to be a little guarded when asking personal questions about their ...