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Over the River With Two Dads: An Interview With Author Linda Ashman

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

"We wanted the characters to be diverse in multiple ways so that lots of kids (and adults) would recognize themselves and their families in the illustrations."

Here's Why This Catholic Church Accidentally Supported Gay Rights For A Minute

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.16.2015 | Gay Voices

A Catholic priest was ordered to remove a "Jesus had 2 dads" sign amid outrage from some Catholic communities that the sign showed support of ...

Where's Log Cabin Republican Activism This Campaign Season?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.

Meet The Lesbian Who Went From 'Beverly Hillbillies' To The California Senate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Only one openly gay individual has moved on from the set of “The Beverly Hillbillies” to build an outstanding political career in Sacrame...

Here's How One Gay Man Formed His Dream Family -- One Day At A Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices

It takes a special person to maintain a selfless perspective while fostering children. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices / RaiseAChild.US “Let...

Here's How These Two LGBT Cops Came To The Rescue And Forged A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices

As Supervisor of the Crimes Against Children Detail, Deputy Sheriff Dana Foster sees and investigates the unthinkable on a daily basis. But rather th...

How Homophobia Is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.02.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShanne Stokes

I've never understood why so many of my foster care brothers and sisters continue to languish in the foster care system. In truth, they should have found homes a long time ago.

Meet These Two Dads' Gorgeous Family And Discover Their Beautiful Bedtime Ritual

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices

While one gay man always knew he wanted to raise a child and knew he would be good at it, he also feared he might not get the chance. In this Huffingt...

Thoughts on Gender

Erin Nugent | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Erin Nugent

When you meet me, don't treat me like a "woman," whatever that means to you. Treat me like a person, treat me how you like to be treated.

Meet One Beautiful LGBT Family Who Celebrates Halloween All Year

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Get a jump on Halloween in today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family®” series installment by co...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of A Lesbian Couple Who Has Been Together For Over 35 Years

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.16.2015 | Gay Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family®” series installment, contributing writer Beth Hall...

This Adorably Quirky Little Guy Reminds Us It's Cool To Be Different

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

These days families don't have a single definition -- and one little boy is proud that his is different. Luis was recently featured on Humans Of ...

Anti-Bullying: Failing To Tackle Gender And Sexual Inequalities

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

We need to make clear connections between gender inequality, sexism, and the harassment experienced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids -- including girls who express sexual agency. Student activism can be a useful tool for bringing awareness to schools.

Two Gay Men Share Their Long Journey To Achieving Their Dreams Of Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices

While their childhood experiences prepared them for parenthood, Rich and Jason Avila-Winburn waited to find each other before becoming fathers. In thi...

Bishops At Vatican Synod Raise The Need For More 'Inclusionary' Language On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion

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Inside The Life Of One Of YouTube's Most Recognizable Queer Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Ebody and Denise are a pair of same-sex moms who document their lives with daughter Olivia through their popular YouTube channel OliviaHas2M...

Pope Francis and Kim Davis: Just Get Over It?

Jason Steidl | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Jason Steidl

Why do we keep fooling ourselves into believing that one pope can fix the deep-rooted problem of homophobia in the church?

Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

When I discovered that my book, Rumplepimple, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I decided to ask her a few questions about how the whole thing came about. Here are her responses

Here's What It's Like To Be A Trans Man Advocating For LGBT Youth In The South

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Tony Boyette is one of those rare people who sees a problem and doesn't wait for someone else to solve it. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices / RaiseA...

An Ode To The 'Dad Bod' -- From A Gay Father's Perspective

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.04.2015 | Gay Voices

This is it: the official close of summer! Here’s a tribute to all of us parents who never quite got our bodies into bathing suit shape in time ...

Finally, Toys That Truly Reflect The Diversity Of Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2015 | Gay Voices

What if children actually had toys that reflected the diversity of their lives and the world around them? This is the goal of a new line of ...

How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

Jenny Block | Posted 08.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay 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 ...

Here's How Two Women Changed The Lives Of LGBT Families In Alabama Forever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

In towns large and small all across our country, there are parents that RaiseAChild.US considers to be true heros. Such is the case with Cari Se...

Steve And Hector's Story From The RaiseAChild.US 'Let Love Define Family' Series

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

It took a health scare to begin to awaken one man. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares the story of two men and their journey to fatherhood in t...