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Dear Supreme Court Justices: You're On Deck

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay 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 05.20.2015 | Gay 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 03.14.2015 | Gay 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 12.26.2014 | Gay 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 09.04.2014 | Gay 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 09.20.2014 | Gay 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 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com "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 07.08.2014 | Gay 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 08.01.2014 | Gay 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 05.11.2014 | Gay 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 04.18.2014 | Gay 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 05.05.2014 | Gay 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 11.20.2013 | Gay 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 11.14.2013 | Gay 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 10.28.2013 | Gay 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 12.11.2013 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

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

What My Daughter Needs To Know About Our Family

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

How do you tell a 4-year-old that people think our family is wrong? How do you teach a child to find a teacher or a police officer or another parent to help her if someone says something to her about her family?

'Show The Love' Series Documents Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Posted 06.13.2013 | Gay Voices

This beautiful photo series comes to HuffPost Gay Voices courtesy of the Family Equality Council (FEC) and COLAGE in honor of Pride Month 2013. Steve ...

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.

New Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Results from the world's largest study on gay parents was recently released. The study found that children brought up by same-sex couples are healthie...

5 Reasons the Boy Scouts of America's Decision Is Nothing to Applaud

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrea Bonior

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to end their ban on gay scouts, but will keep in place a prohibition on "avowed" gay adults serving as troop leaders, staffers, or volunteers. Here's why progressives should be disappointed.