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The Dreaded Phone Call

Trystan Angel Reese | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Trystan Angel Reese

The Vice Principal at our son's school called to tell us Riley had gotten in trouble for pulling on a female classmate's pants. He hadn't pulled them down, mind you, but her parents were very upset when she told them the story, and they brought it directly to the principal the next day.

My Five-Year-Old Daughter Knows I'm a Drag Queen

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 10.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

My five-year-old daughter loves to tell people this. Whether we're at the local pride festival or standing in line at the community pool. We have matching rainbow dresses, after all. Still, it took me a while to get used to -- and I'm not the only one.

What It Is Like Having an LGBT Parent: Let's Get the Facts Straight

Marisa Dameron | Posted 08.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Marisa Dameron

My father told me he was gay when I was 13. He said he had known ever since he was a little boy. Growing up Catholic in North Carolina during the 1960s did not present the most welcoming of circumstances for a gay man. For a lot of people, it is difficult to understand.

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...

Fisher-Price Wants You To Meet These Adorable LGBT Families

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

Fisher-Price is hoping to increase the visibility of same-sex parents with a new, all-inclusive photo campaign. The toy company has teamed up with ...

Dear Supreme Court Justices: You're On Deck

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paula K. Garrett

You are on deck, and it's me again. I'm writing both to thank you for taking up a case that might finally grant security to millions of families like mine and to beg you to think about the chaos you are rendering if you fail to do so. Here you are up to bat again. Please make this one count.

Daughter of Same-Sex Couple Powerfully Responds to Woman Who Lashed Out Against Gay Parenting

Sidney Switzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Switzer

I have worked for years educating the gay and straight community alike that my family structure is just as good for raising children as any other, so I feel the need to respond to Heather Barwick, a daughter of gay moms, who believes her family structure (my family structure) was detrimental to her upbringing.

Here's What Happened After This Dad Put His Two Gay Kids In Therapy For 7 Years

HuffPost Italy | Silvia Renda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: This piece was originally published on HuffPost Italy. The first impression people get when they meet Ettore is that they’re facing a typic...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Two Fathers Who Gave Up Their Christmas For Homeless LGBT Youth

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Years ago when my partner and I were deciding whether or not to have kids, we made two lists. The first was a “co...

11 Things Only Parents Of Boys Understand

The Next Family | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were braids and pigtails. There was shopping and giggling. There was peace and love and joy and... and... peace. Then, I had boys.

LOOK: An Incredible Letter To An 'Overly-Anxious' Gay Dad From His Teenage Daughter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Bianca Y. Dalangin | The Next Family “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius So here...

'Do You Think The Child Loves The Parents Any Less Because They Are Same-Sex Parents?'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Repeats story issued earlier with no changes to text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - With legal battl...

10 Awesome Tips For Parents Of Gay Kids

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rick Clemons for "Mom, Dad, I'm gay." Rarely are these words met with fanfare and rainbow flags flying, except in the rare instanc...

Kids Raised By Gay Parents Are More Than Alright, According To New Study

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

Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is b...

4 Parents, 2 Gay Dads, 1 Straight Son | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

LGBT parents raising children are increasingly visible -- allowing us to see more situations of a real life "Modern Family" rather than the traditional concept of a nuclear family.

A Gay Dad's View On Mother's Day

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Mother’s Day is a fascinating event. Most holidays are ones that we relate to each other in a common experience, ...

What This Single Gay Dad With 5 Kids With Special Needs Can Teach Us All

RaiseAChild.US | Corinne Lightweaver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series features the perspective of a single gay dad with five chi...

Underlying Assumptions of Regnerus's Claims

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Why is a rise in heterosexual people practicing anal sex negative? Regnerus offered no empirical data to support this claim (and no evidence exists that I know of), but nonetheless, somehow this claim is supposed to make the rise of gay marriage be bad.

Finding Caleb and His Not-So-Straight Parents

Sidney Switzer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Teen
Sidney Switzer

I was watching YouTube videos one day when I found Caleb. His song, "Gone" was really great. As I began looking more closely at the rest of his channel, I was floored when I realized he had two moms and was very supportive of LGBT equality just like me.

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...

WATCH: Famous Gay Songwriter's 12-Year Struggle To Create A Family

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

'TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro" is a heartwarming new documentary that chronicles the story of two men and their journey to start a family together...

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...

Celebrating National Coming Out Day With Our Families (PHOTOS)

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Typically, part of the experience of being "in the closet" for any length of time is a fear of losing or becoming estranged from family. But it can also involve a fear of not having a family of one's own in the future too. This was one of my biggest concerns growing up gay.

Russia's Latest Anti-Gay Move Targets Parents

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russian lawmakers will in February debate a bill that could see homosexual couples lose custody of their children, parliamentary documents showed Wedn...

A Back-To-School Guide For Parents Of Gay Kids

Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rick Clemons for Hard to believe it's mid-August and in some areas of the country and world, kids have already taken up residence...