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Here's What Happens When Kids Age Out Of Foster Care

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Photographer Aaron Fallon shared an idea with seven other professional photographers in Los Angeles. Together, the group collaborated while donating ...

Two Gay Texans Open Up About Building Their Dream Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices

In celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month, today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family®&rdquo...

Here's How These Two Amazing Gay Dads Started Helping Other LGBT People Adopt

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices

It’s not the number or combination of parents that defines a family. It’s the love. In this special Huffington Post Gay Voices / RaiseACh...

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 ...

Here's What It's Like For A Single Gay Man To Welcome Twins Through Surrogacy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2015 | Gay Voices

One individual is opening up about his experiences having a pair of twin girls through surrogacy as a single, gay man. Honolulu-based videogra...

The True Story Of Two Soul Mates Finding Each Other And Creating A Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Michelle C. of Toluca Lake, California is living her dream. The happiness she found by balancing work and family life is so immense that she and her ...

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...

Impeding LGBT Parents Does Not Help Children Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Pertman

All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.

We Are Done Having Kids: Saying Goodbye to Sperm

The Next Family | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

We couldn't be more done having kids. Yet even with the genius findings of a naïve med student, it was hard for me to allow the fertility clinic to discard the vials of frozen sperm we had left in storage.

How a Gay Dad Comes out Today - and Every Day

Ian Colvin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ian Colvin

Twenty years ago, the hardest words to ever come out of my mouth were, "I'm gay" -- and unfortunately, the reactions weren't as positive or as humorous as the reactions I get now. For so many young LGBTQ, the reactions still aren't favorable.

Coming Out and Being Out as a Lesbian Mom

Dana Rudolph | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I came out well before I became a parent, but even being out from day one of parenthood doesn't mean visibility is easy.

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...

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

Hillary Clinton Can Maybe, Barely, Tolerate Your Family

Corey Prachniak | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Corey Prachniak

What Clinton does not get is that being an advocate, or even simply an ally, means more than begrudgingly taking down the "do not enter" signs on society's institutions. It means actually helping to hold the door open and let people in.

Leading Midwife's Deleted Comment Displays Trans Hatred

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

I can say from personal experience that being a guy with a beard, a low voice and a pregnant belly does not constitute conforming to sex-role stereotypes in our society.

This Couple Sold Everything They Owned And Moved 3,000 Miles To Create A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Jennifer and Kandy Russell-Digilio were so determined to have a family, they moved nearly 3,000 miles to do just that. In this Huffington Post Gay Voi...

FABRICATIONS: Making Maternity Wear Accessible For Masculine-Presenting Queer Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices

This is the thirteenth installment in a series titled "FABRICATIONS" that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion ...

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 ...

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

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

Marisa Dameron | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay 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.

How One Man's Dead Grandmother Introduced Him To The Loves Of His Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes things happen as fate. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things happen. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let...

This Lesbian Is Considered A Father In Indiana (And An Amazing One At That)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices

It is often said that foster children are amazingly resilient. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family&tr...

Meet Two Of The First Gay Dads To Foster-To-Adopt In Florida

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

In this installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, contributing writer Davi...

The Beautiful Story Of How One Lost Boy Found Two Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Here is an inspiring Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment from contributing writer Eric Criswe...