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Redefining The ‘Traditional' American Family In 7 Stunning Images

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices

When we don't see ourselves reflected in the media we consume on a daily basis, we can feel invisible. And when images that are meant to represent mea...

Religious Liberty Not to Be Used As a Weapon of Discrimination

Donna Red Wing | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Dick and Betty Odgaard are in the process of closing the Gortz-Haus and creating their own ministry called God's Original Design Ministry.

7 Things People Ask Gay Dads... But Shouldn't

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

As we approach Father's Day, let's not forget that fathers come in all shapes, sizes and sexual orientations. In this new video from Gays With Kid...

What Are the Sounds of Transphobic Dinosaurs Dying?

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Ultimately the age of dinosaurs will pass; their fossils will be discovered by future anthropologist-archeologists to be scrutinized, dissected, and viewed as oddities whose ideas will seem curious for their naiveté.

These Gay Dads Discovered The Secret To Successful Parenting: Love

Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Adoptive fathers discuss their hopes to expand their family by welcoming a daughter in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let ...

Grab A Tissue For Tylenol's Heartwarming, Gay-Inclusive New Commercial

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Gay and lesbian couples feature prominently in Tylenol's new #HowWeFamily campaign, which aims to celebrate the diversity of modern families. A sa...

Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day: Stories of Pride and Family

Dana Rudolph | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I like to think of this time of year as Parenting Season, the span between Mother's Day and Father's Day. It can be a challenging time for LGBTQ parents and our kids, since we don't fit into those two categories in the traditional way -- but it can also be a great time to celebrate and raise awareness about our families.

A Look At Legislation That Could Be Harmful To Children And LGBT Families

Posted 05.30.2015 | Gay Voices

To mark the close of this National Foster Care Month, today’s RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment in the Huffington Po...

How and Why Everyone Needs to Support LGBTQQ Young Adults Who Are Living with Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Emily Drake

Regardless of age, having cancer is a difficult experience. Living with cancer as a young adult presents unique challenges, such as dealing with reduced or impaired fertility rates, disruptions in education plans, etc. However, being diagnosed with cancer as a LGBTQQ-identified person, involves other difficulties.

Meet The Lesbian Couple Who Has Fostered 23 Kids To Help Give Them Better Lives

Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices

In North Central Florida, two women are busy helping local teens in foster care by welcoming them in to a home and family built on simple principles o...

LGBT Women Talk Motherhood In Adorable Video That Celebrates All Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Mother's Day may be over for 2015, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't still #CelebrateAllMothers on a daily basis. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The School That Canceled An LGBT-Themed Play

Posted 05.10.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You lik...

Looking For A Vacation For Your LGBT Family? Look No Further

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices

While names like Atlantis and Olivia are well recognized travel brands within the LGBT community, this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild...

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis: I Predict Pearl Will Win Season 7

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mrs. Kasha Davis certainly understands fans' weekly fervor as they watch RuPaul's Drag Race. Like others, she too is an avid viewer...obviously. But the Season 7 star reminds audiences: "It's reality television; it's not real."

Love vs.Hate: Rally at the Supreme Court

Sidney Switzer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Switzer

On April 28th, I had the chance to go stand on the steps of the Supreme Court with my family to support same-sex couples' right to be legally married in every state.

We Welcome Bruce Jenner With Open Arms -- But He's Not Our Standard Bearer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.

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.

The Newest of New Mainstream: How to Market to the LGBT Community

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
Cesar M. Melgoza

Jenn noted that the biggest mistake made when targeting the LGBT community is that marketers often treat the entire community as a monolithic group of people. More often than not, they stereotype the entire community as being affluent white men -- which is incredibly off base.

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.

Bruce Jenner, the Hottentot Venus and Me

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Everyone who transitions does so somewhat publicly, though not all of us have cameras focused on our every move. When we speak of Bruce, hopefully we can remember that Bruce is, at heart, a person, and give him the dignity he is due.

The Bruce Jenner Story Is Good News

Annie Chagnot | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Annie Chagnot

The discussion about whether Bruce Jenner is transitioning has me feeling simultaneously hopeful and deeply uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because, as a daughter of a "transparent," the tabloid tone of ridicule with which the speculation has been presented recalls the cruel words I heard behind my back growing up.

Why the American Family Needs Same-Sex Parents

Gary J. Gates | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Gary J. Gates

The recent events in Indiana and Arkansas prove that a Supreme Court decision bringing marriage for same-sex couples to all parts of the nation won't end political conflict associated with LGBT rights. But it will improve America's families.

'One Big Happy' Star Kelly Brook On The Changing Definition Of Family

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2015 | Gay Voices

NBC's new series "One Big Happy," the story of a lesbian who's having a baby with her dude best friend, may have been considered outlandish 20 years a...

Hey Indiana, It's the Money Honey!

David Rae | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

The worst thing to come out of Indiana is the boneheaded and hateful Religious Freedom Restoration Act; the best is my incredible, wonderful husband. Ironically, both have been good for my business.

It's Time to Queer Our Taxes

Meghan Maury | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

While more states are recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry, there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to secure social justice for all. Ensuring that our families are recognized by the federal tax code is a queer issue. Updating our tax code must remain a key component of advancing freedom, equality, and justice for LGBTQ people.